Back when my father-in-law had his lung cancer surgery, my mother-in-law saw me knitting the shawl from the prior post for my mom. I was knitting pretty furiously to calm my nerves. She gently reminded me that I had never made her a garment to wear and she’d love something.
I spent some time asking her exactly what she wanted and she described in detail a particular sweater; tunic, no cuffs, no high neck, no wool, and some lace. I found a pattern that night and a nice cotton yarn from Elann.com. When we went to see his dad a few days later I took the pattern and color chart and she picked out a really nice cranberry yarn. This was a wonderful followup to the shawl since it was done with much larger needles, thicker yarn, and a pattern that didn’t drive me a little batty
I think this is one of the nicest sweaters I’ve made. I’m very pleased with the results.