Thursday, January 24, 2013

I missed my Christmas sweater deadline...by a long shot!

But, it's done now! Actually it was done a couple weeks ago, but I was awaiting the arrival of the buttons. In the meantime, I had enough yarn left to make a matching bonnet!

Longer than a month seems like a long time to complete a baby sweater, but I swear that for me, it is a record. Especially considering that I had a small setback in the beginning when I somehow skipped over the words "each end" in the pattern, and had to frog the entire back of the garment. And especially taking into account that I knitted mostly in fits and spurts, without so much as 30 minutes to sit and work continuously (such is life these days with a micheivious little one running all around, meals to prepare, and animals to care for). I've embraced this way of working, though, and the little time spent knitting each day has been a balm for my soul. I'm so proud of this first ever little sweater. It's not nearly as complicated as the many beautiful things made by so many talented knitters out there, but I think it's the best thing I've made yet (minor mistakes and all). So thanks for letting me share it with you.

I will now inundate you with photos. 












16 comments:

  1. *****Swoon***** Gorgeous knitting and breathtakingly beautiful baby - I could scoop her up and smother her in kisses XO

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  2. Love it! It looks great on her too!

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  3. Oh. My. Goodness. The cuteness. Cuteness overload! She is so precious in her little outfit. I just love it.

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  4. That is a beautiful sweater!! Your sweet little one looks like she really likes it too! You did a fabulous job and the matching bonnet is just icing on the cake! :)

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  5. That is the most adorable sweater and bonnet! You rock! Of course the set is made even cuter by your little girl! She is getting so big!

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  6. oh. my. heart.

    These photographs are beautiful, your daughter is beautiful, your craftsmanship is beautiful. Wow.

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  7. It must be so satisfying to see something you have made yourself on your little girl!

    I have no little ones to knit for, so am stuck with knitting adult-sized things. Since I'm only a new knitter, it takes me a while. I don't start knitting in wool until it's cold enough, and then it takes me all winter to finish! Oh, well, I've packed my creation away for summer, but am really looking forward to its first wearing next winter.

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  8. Insanely cute and perfectly executed!

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  9. Simply beautiful! And the photos are gorgeous - thank you for sharing! Kirsten

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  10. Well done, what a beautiful sweater, those buttons are gorgeous. Your photos of your wee one are so lovely too.

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  11. My this is beautiful! If this is your first knitted baby sweater then you are doing real well. The model is absolutely adorable too. I love the bonnet...a perfect match for the sweater.....Corinne

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  12. So THAT'S where you've been! It is impossible to believe this is your first little sweater - it is perfect, right down the the darling buttons. And that bonnet!!! Sweater+bonnet+baby = one beautiful package.

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  13. so beautiful! you should be immensely proud. i hope one day (preferably soon!) to dress my little boy in a mama made sweater.

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  14. Oh my goodness, that is absolutely beautiful! I love the bonnet, too. Your little one looks so happy and sweet in them!

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