Thursday, December 4, 2014

Purple Girl

It's funny how when you have kids, there is no doubt that they can be as different as night and day from one another.  This can even show up in knitting-related ways.  Let me explain!

My kids are four years apart.  A few years ago, I spent quite some time selecting yarn with my older daughter and knitting her a dress and even though she seemed interested in it while I was knitting, she really didn't want to wear it.  So my little one took over and wore the dress:  

The pattern is the Sugarbubbie Halter Dress by Tina Good on Ravelry.  I think it was the disappointment of my child not appreciating my knitting for her that subconsciously prevented me from embarking on another larger project for them in these two years.   

Fast forward a couple years, I decided to give it another go.  My little one adores purple.  Everything she buys/makes/owns has to be purple.  So I selected a basic pattern called Like Sleeves by Yumiko Sakurai on Ravelry.  I wasn't sure how it would turn out so even though I have some yummy yarn coming to me from Plucky Knitter, I used some Cascade 220 that I had in my stash.  I love this purple.  It is called Iris and it has specks of pink throughout the purpleness.

She couldn't wait to put it on!  I tried it on her several times as I was knitting to assess the fit and she was happy to put it on, all tangled up attached to my ball of yarn and tight on the needles.

When I finally finished, she was so excited that even though it was not completely dry from blocking, she had to put it on:

She's been wearing it and thankfully, it is just the right time of year for wooly goodness.  I love seeing it on her.  Even though I'm not the one wearing it, it sure makes ME feel happy and warm!!

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