If you read by latest MDK column, you saw a few of my little knits I’ve been working on. After the holidays I decided to make a bunch of tiny things because they are wonderfully satisfying since they fly off the needles and the colors are always so cheerful. A few of my latest.
A friend of mine is having her second baby, a girl, next month. In the fall I kept having dreams about her having a baby girl, she has a son already. So I sent her a message and said I don’t know if you’re pregnant or not but I keep dreaming you are and it’s a girl and you’re very worried but in my dreams she’s okay. Turns out she had been worried (hello, pandemic) and it was a girl! I know she loves pink so I decided to dig out the brightest pink I have in my stash, Knit Picks Mighty Stitch worsted in Pucker, and I knit up another Southwood pullover. Since it was just a simple and plain little sweater I decided to embroider hello and a little heart on the front. I love it. I did a front porch masked drop off and she loved it too.
Another friend’s little girl asked her if I would knit her a sweater. How can you deny a four year old a sweater request? I asked her what colors she wanted and she told me pink, purple and rainbow and I knew immediately the Lion Brand Cupcake yarn (discontinued) I had in my stash for a baby blanket I abandoned would be perfect. I also decided the Love Note sweater, quite possibly my favorite pattern, would be fun to make in a 4 year old’s size. This flew off my needles in 24 hours. It was so bright and fun and the stripes made it feel even more magical. Now I want to make every little girl in my life one of these with self striping yarn! And the recipient, Charlotte, wore it the very next day to school and I’ve been told she even slept in it. If that isn’t love, I don’t know what is.
And I’ll share more details on this little Baby Sophisticate cardigan when I get more photos to share. It has a little embroidery on the back too that is super sweet. What have you been working on after the holidays?