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.