Monday, November 25, 2013


It feels so cliché to say it, but it feels like it was just yesterday that we brought Genevieve home from the hospital. I blinked, and WHOOSH, she's a walking, talking toddler. It's awesome and completely unbelievable.

I knit a little sweater for her before she was born, out of yarn (from Froebe Fibers) that I bought at Camp KIP (just before we conceived). The colors made me happy down to my toes, and while I knitted it, I thought about the little girl I was growing.

[For those of you playing the home game, I bought the pattern in a kit from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, when I went there in 2008.]

Once she was born, and I realized that she had an olive complexion, I thought that there was no way she'd be able to wear it; the colors would wash her out. To say the least, I was disappointed that this sweater would have to wait for DistantFutureBaby#2, or worse, the gift pile.

So, I decided to check the fit, to see if I could at *least* knit her a sweater that would match her skin tone, to be pleasantly surprised to find that she *could* rock the colors.

It's a perfect sweater for reading.
Truth be told, it's a little small on her, so I find myself debating whether I should knit her another one (and make it larger, of course), or knit a different sweater. (There are so many cute little sweaters.)

I-cord waist tie!
For now, I feel the *tiniest* bit guilty when she brings me this sweater to wear, given that the sleeves are 3/4 on her.

But it's so darn cute.


  1. But 3/4 is the perfect length: enough to keep her warm and just short enough to not get so dirty nor in the way. And it's in style!

    You could lengthen it eventually with a bit of frill at the bottom.

    Adorable on an absolutely adorable little one.

  2. I'm pretty certain that my nearly 17 year old son was a newborn baby last week. It does go incredibly fast. One of my favorite sayings is "The days are long, but the years are short." Sure are! I didn't knit when my youngest was a baby but I did crochet. I made him a few sweaters and blankets and I still love to pull them out and reminisce that my tall, lanky teen once fit in to those tiny treasures.

    G's sweater is gorgeous and looks great on her. I would pick something else to knit her and keep that one as a treasured memory when she does outgrow it. :)

  3. The sweater is adorable. Don't worry about the size, she won't remember if its a little small. She'll remember that she was wrapped in love by her mommy's knitting.

    November 26, 2013 at 9:41 AM


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