I’ve had these pictures on my desktop for months, unsure on how to post them. We’re getting a new baby niece in the family, and of course I had to knit up a little sweater for her.
I got away with using one skein of MadelineTosh DK in the Antler color way. It is natural with some very subtle grey tones throughout. It gives the fabric some depth. The fabric is soft and easily washable, perfect for little ones. I love it. There’s only one thing that makes me nervous about the color. If you don’t know it has a little tonality, it could just look dirty. What makes me even more nervous is I am not sure if I remembered to tell my sister in law about that minor detail. Yikes.
Otherwise, it was a treasure to knit up. I love knitting for family. Wether they wear the garments, or not, it’s a pleasure to make something. It gives me time during the day to think about them when I would perhaps be too busy to give them a phone call. It also makes knitting a little less lonely if I am thinking about all the people I love while working on something special for them.
I made the Cascade cardigan by Raya Budrevich in the smallest size. I loved how the leaves seemed to be falling down the button band. Perfect for this time of year. She is going to be born in the early Fall, so I found it appropriate. Then, I went to my local yarn store, where I bought the yarn, and found the perfect little glass buttons with flowers inside of them. I love how they give the sweater a little pop of color while not being too big bold.
I had fun knitting on this little piece and I can’t wait to meet the little girl who gets to wear it.