Monday, April 16, 2012

springtime knitting

It's officially "Springtime in the Rockies," as we like to say. This means that a warm 75 degree morning becomes an overcast lunchtime rain storm, which then turns into a hail/snow mix as the sun sets on a 35 degree drop in temperature come nightfall. Yes, that is precisely what happened here this weekend.


It's not safe to pack up the woolens and bring out the shorts just yet. They often co-exist this time of year. And with that reality, I began work on some layering type knits for baby. This is her Tea Party Top, knitted in a worsted weight, hand-dyed wool that I thought so beautifully compliments the spring blooms outside right now.


It was a nice and easy knit, lending itself to being picked up and put down at a moment's notice, which suits life well these days.


A perfect little top for exploring indoors, and out. 


Are you enjoying some springtime craftiness (and perhaps a little crazy weather), too?

21 comments:

  1. Perfect color for your precious baby....

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  2. Oh my goodness, your daughter is the sweetest little thing I've ever seen and that top is absolutely gorgeous! I don't know how you get anything done with that darling little blossom to snuggle, feed and love. I swear, I'd never do a thing with her around - I'd be playing and gazing adoringly into her eyes all day! So much more fun than chores! XO

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  3. What a gorgeous little sweater!!! You are very talented!
    Keep up the good work :-)

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  4. Living in Colorado does provide a bit of a challenge to know what season we are in but with that adorable top your sweet one will be covered for whatever our weather has to throw at her. Sun is out, snow is melting and ready for the next adventure.

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  5. And what a weekend it was! I got my early cool weather crops planted finally just before the big rain/snow hit. The knit top it too cute and what a great color!

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  6. Love the Tea Party Top. I may have to make one IF this cute kicking wonder proves to be a girl! Here, we had snow then sun then snow then sun...a little crazy but honestly I love it. You never know what's next!

    Mia

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  7. That is very cute, I'm thinking that it would also work very well for older girls. Made bigger of course! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Oh yes, I think it would be perfect for older ones as well! The pattern goes a couple sizes bigger, if I recall....

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  8. oh Jaime...she is just so gorgeous and that little top is just so perfect....do you think a novice knitter could do something like that? I can knit and purl but that is about it! I seem to have forgotton all the basics but that is just so lovely you have inspired me!!

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    1. Absolutely, Jode, you could definitely make this! It's worked flat and both sides are identical, then just seamed together. The twins would be too, too cute in these :)

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  9. No, that top is too cute. It can't be real, right? Love it!

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  10. So precious! I love the tea party top. Beautiful color. So nice you can knit quicker than she grows!

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  11. That little knit is adorable as is the little Miss wearing it :)
    x

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  12. What a perfect little springtime top and the color is gorgeous! Your little girl is just the cutest thing! :)

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  13. Oh a lovely knit and a lovely wee one, Jx

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  14. Such a beautiful little knit and such a beautiful springtime colour too!

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  15. those little exploring fingers. oh my.

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