I couldn’t resist.
Alice came for lunch today (with her mum, obviously) and when I arrived I found she was wearing her Helena cardigan, the one I gave her for her first birthday.
Not only that, but I was wearing my February Lady Sweater, which is also red. And didn’t we look a picture together?
Note the sugar packet in her hand. It’s her favourite toy at cafes. We manage to rescue them before she consumes too much sugar and replace them with fresh packets. I’m sure the staff love that.
I love these two cardigans. I think Alice’s Helena Cardigan will fit her til she’s four or five. It’s so roomy but in a good way. She’ll grow taller and expand and it will just fit her differently every year. It’s almost like a dress right now. Next year it’ll be shorter and tighter and still just as nice. The cotton is wearing well.
And my February Lady Sweater is a year old now and today was its first outing for the season. It’s worn so well. I adore Cascade 220. It’s solid and sturdy and with my recent weight loss, I think this fits me even better. It hasn’t dropped or drooped and I have felt good in it all day.
After this photo was taken, Alice cirulated around the cafe tables. For her age, she’s really quite fearless and brimming with personality. She approached everybody. She looked up and smiled and said ‘Hi!’ in her cute, girlish voice. She shook hands and got pats on the head, with people commenting how friendly she was. Then she got snarky when Mummy wanted her to come back. We placated her with a spoon and a little hot chocolate froth. For a minute or two. She’s really becoming quite the Little Miss Independance.
A great lunch outing. I really can’t tell you how happy I was that we were in matching cardigans. Such a satisfyingly-knitterly moment.