Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sweet Babies



Hickory's mom, Paige, just had a sweet little baby and I wanted to knit her something special from the farm.  I have no clue what size to knit a baby sweater and I figured it would be outgrown in just a few weeks anyway, so I made a sweater for a sweet little stuffed lamb :-).


Since Paige was one of Liddy's aunties, I thought a Liddy sweater would be the most appropriate, so I spun a small skein of worsted weight yarn and pulled out a trusty Elizabeth Zimmermann book.  Most of it was knit on a couple of beautiful fall afternoons.


Of course it wouldn't be a sweater project if I didn't have to rip it all back at least once ;-).


The lamb waited and waited...


And finally it was finished :-).


Before he left for New York, he took his sweater up to show Clay's Kentucky Great Aunt, Stella. He loved hearing stories about the trip he was going to take and what fun he was going to have with his new family.  He arrived safe and sound earlier this week...and I bet he's glad he has a warm wool sweater :-).  


11 comments:

Linda said...

You are right. Kids grow too fast sometimes for handknits. This was such a sweet idea.

karen said...

beautiful knitting and the last photo is the very best. I love EZ!

Karen at longwell said...

This wonderful story has made my day! I love the handknit sweater that will be very needed here in New York as we have the cooler weather rolling in!

LannieK said...

Touching story with the sweetest lamb that has the perfect little sweater! Nice stitches.
Good to see Stella!

Terry and Linda said...

I love that darling lamb. And I LOVE seeing Stela. Tell her Hello for me, please!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh I love that photo of Stella! That little Lamb is ever so cute with his sweater!! It looks warm there...I could send snow:)

sophy0075 said...

What a treasure and keepsake you have made!

Cheryl West said...

A beautiful,thoughtful gift that will be loved for years and years.

Henny Penny said...

That is just precious. What a sweet gift.

Vandermolen said...

Perfect in every way. Might need a hat.

Shirley said...

Awww that's sweet!

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