Saturday, December 3, 2011

a sweater for Penelope

The sweet little sweater that I've been knitting for the last couple of weeks is finally finished, and not a moment too soon. (Well, actually I did complete the sweater an entire day before we traveled, but that's neither here nor there.)

When my friend, Jenni, had a baby back in July, I really couldn't decide what to make for her. I did make her some booties and a matching hat, but it's really hard to knit for summer babies in the south. So I decided to wait until the weather chilled and then make her a little sweater for the winter. The sweater that grabbed my attention was this little chevron pattern in Natural Knits for Babies and Moms. The pattern is called the Fred Textured Sweater, but I think it works well for a little girl as well, especially in Carnation colored Swish DK.

The color and pattern turned out completely adorable, but I think my favorite part of the sweater might be the beautiful spalted oak buttons I acquired on etsy. Don't they add an extra little something?

So enough about the sweater, it doesn't even hold a candle to this sweet, laughing bundle of joy named Penelope Joy. (Yes, she's my namesake, well, the Joy part, anyway. Which means, she officially gets a new knitted sweater every year until she's too cool for handknits. ;)

Is there anything cuter than a baby wearing something that you lovingly made for them?


  1. Oh my what a cute sweater! And even cuter model :)

  2. The sweater and Miss P are both as cute as they come! And those buttons are a fabulous touch. Enjoy your visit and say hi for me :)

  3. She's adorable! And you did a fabulous job on the sweater! LOVE the stitch pattern!


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