Wednesday, April 03, 2013

And Then This Happened

I know it seems like I've been doing an extraordinary amount of knitting for Sweet Pea lately, and maybe I have.  But I can't help it.  She's so tiny, and it takes so little yarn to knit her something.  It is really cost effective to knit for her.  Plus tiny little girl sweaters speak to me.  I am powerless against the cute.

So a few weeks ago a woman at my knitting/crochet group was destashing yarn.  And there was the cutest pink/purple/white variegated yarn, and a coordinating solid purple yarn.  Seeing as how purple is Sweet Pea's favorite color, this yarn just screamed her name.  And since there was only one large skein of the purple and two smaller skeins of the variegated  it was simply destined to be striped into a pint sized sweater for my pint sized pea.

So I poured over sweater patterns on Ravelry.  I choose, and compared, and swatched.


 I didn't do that last thing.

But I did narrow my choices down to one champion.

After all, there can be only one.

A little striped smocked top, with cute little caped sleeves, and just one button to hold it closed at the neck.

*squeeee* Oh the cuteness.

I die.

I knit and I knit and I knit and I knit.

And when I try it on to check the fit

She declares it needs to have long sleeves.  And more buttons.

Seriously kid?

You win some, you lose some.

I think I'm gonna go cast on something for me.


Minding My Own Stitches said...

If she's going to have all those opinions about how it must be, then I think she's going to have to learn to knit for herself :) On to some selfish knitting!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Well, you COULD just glue on a few more buttons for Sweetpea. Cute sweater.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I love the expression on her face...

Cathy said...

I'd given up knitting for my youngest as he'd often have this crazy idea and demand the item to be made in the exact manner then change his mind halfway through or near the end, yeah kids! Definitely time to cast on for yourself :)