Following on from my pink success for Miss 3, a piece of my knitting she wears enthusiastically, I decided to try again. This time brighter and pinker! I knit up this cute Eden vest for her in just a couple of days knitting. I knit it as per the pattern, adding a contrast neck and hemline. I used a lace pattern from a stitch dictionary for a bit of interest at the hem – I think it’s really pretty. And the young lady is really pleased with it too. Yay, two successes in a row!
This pattern is seriously easy to knit, this one was the fifth one I’d made to the pattern – two test knits in cotton, two for Miss 1 in wool, and now this one for Miss 3. I think next time I would make a size larger for her – and add a it more length. My babies are growing up! I haven’t taken piccies of the second one for Miss 1 yet as I am waiting on some embellishment charts that I will be testing for a fabulous designer. She is working on a raft of designs to do in duplicate stitch, and I needed a blank canvas suitable for embellishing. So, you’ll have to watch this space for the next exciting installment.
I do have to wonder about my slight pattern obsessions. I seem to knit and knit and knit one pattern or one type of item. Last year I knitted so many pairs of socks that I have no reason to knit socks this year (except a stash of yummy yarn!) This seems to be the year or vests and hats (yes, I do have another one blocking, why did you ask?) Am I the only one who gets carried away in fits of knitting fancy? Or are the rest of you more sensible in your knitting choices – not obsessively beavering away on a stash of hats to go with every outfit you own 🙂 (Actually it’s not that bad. I only have a red hat, pink hat, teal hat, purple hat and blue hat. I also wear green and black a lot).
And now, since I appear to be rambling… I thought you might appreciate these cutie photos of the girls. It’s winter here now and it was a bitterly cold day outside. It was nice to see them making their own fun inside tonight 🙂
Yep, it’s nice to see Miss 3 is going to grow up to be like Mummy – she’ s baby wearing a dolly on her back (in the homemade Meitei I sewed for her that she’s mostly never used), and pushing her wee sister in the doll’s pram. Bless her!
And speaking of Miss 1, I thought you might a post-op update on her. As you can see, her eye is looking fabulous. Unless you get right up close you’d never know that she had an operation on it. Cute as a button (if not slightly feral post-preschool clothed and groomed).
And on that note I really must head off to bed – it’s been a looong day.