Saturday, January 15, 2011

my precious

i did a little post for the etsy blog series saved from the fire yesterday.  here's a link to it.  i could only choose one thing to save for etsy but i wanted to show you some of the other things over the next week or so that are significant to me.  

first is this little sweater i made for my daughter, olivia.  it's one of the first things i ever knitted.    she must have been about 2 years old.  she wore it all the time and as you can see it's gotten a bit ratty.  the pattern is an elizabeth zimmerman one called baby surprise.  it's knitted in one piece and comes out a funny shape till you sew up a couple quick seams.  you have to have faith in this one.  it's wonky till it's done.  but it's an easy stockinette stitch.  i managed it as a beginner just fine.  and as a side note, i lived in burlington vermont at the time and bought my yarn from all time favorite jamie harmon.  

olivia keeps this in her room.  she tells me that when/if she has a daughter she wants her to have it.  how much this mother loves that is more than i can tell.


nicole said...

What a darling thing. No wonder you would want to save it. That you daughter treasures it too makes it doubly special.

I love that you just put a touch of colour with the white. The buttons are my favourite part.

BrittanButterfly said...

oh my god, that is the CUTEST sweater, I want one in my size!!!

The Oak Leaves said...

Thats precious!

Emerson Merrick said...

Aww, baby surprise. A total EZ classic!

Anonymous said...

i love that. And I love the rainbow, it's the perfect touch.

One day will you tell me about your moving?

Lotte Janssens said...

Hello ,

thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words.
You made such a lovely sweater, it is so cute.
I will follow your blog when I can, until soon

have a nice weekend
all the best

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jessicajane said...

that is wonderful. :)

Michelle said... this...what a wonderful keepsake. Again, asking myself why I don't knit? :)

Anonymous said...

This is very beautiful. And so lovely that she treasures it.