This is Baby A. Isn't she adorable? And she has a personality to match! She belongs to my dear friend Paige (and her hubby, Brad!)
Baby A has the most beautiful blue eyes (you can see them in the picture above). So when her first birthday approached, I knew I wanted to make something blue, yet feminine, for this little lady.
It didn't take long to choose this lovely shade of "hydrangea blue" yarn, but it was bit tougher to choose a pattern . In the end I went with a short-sleeved wrap sweater that could worn with a onesie on warmer days, and with a long-sleeved tee-shirt on cooler days.
The yarn knit up like a dream - it has a slight sheen to it, slightly "sparkly" as my daughter put it.
Once the sweater was sewn together, I decided to add a small feminine detail - a crocheted picot edging around the whole neckline.
Instead of the double ribbon enclosure that the pattern called for, I added some buttonholes and sifted through my white button collection for the perfect little pair of buttons.
What did I choose?? White, shiney and shimmery!
To me, the neck of the sweater still looked awfully plain, so I opted to crocheted a rose.
Isn't it sweet? I love how it turned out!
It's fun to make "little things" again. Now that my youngest is four, it feels like ages since I made something for a baby.
And knitting like this makes for a nice change from all the crocheting I have been doing.
Hmm....what other little people in my life could use something warm and homemade??