I’m on a bit of a cotton jaunt at the moment. What with the weather suddenly becoming steamy and sticky, cotton makes so much sense for knitting.
You might remember a few weeks ago I made a tiny red cotton Acacia top for a baby girl. The pattern also comes in a toddler size (separate patterns) so of course I set about making one right away for Alice. I finished it last night and gave it to her when she came over this morning. It wasn’t quite dry so I ran it through the dryer and it was great. Not long after these photos were taken she got to playing with the hose with Grandad and it was soaked again! I didn’t blame her though – it’s been so hot today.
Such a lovely top but sadly I made it too big. It hangs off her shoulders and sits far too low on her body. You can see that in this photo.
My fault really for making the size for a three year old. She’s still a few months off three and is only a tiny thing so at least she can grow into it, or as RoseRed said when I sent her a photo, she can wear it over a t-shirt.
Once again, it’s a George Hallam (or Tikki) pattern and it’s fun and gorgeous. I’ll make it over and over. And the Bendigo Cotton (this is 8ply in light teal) is delightful to work with.
I think I’ll skip the ribbon eyelet holes next time. Alice just fidgets with the ribbon the whole time and it never stays done up. It’s cute but not needed.
She’s such a fun model. She’s done this enough now that she knows how to do that whole modelling thing of turning to show different sides, declaring ‘cheese’ each time she strikes a pose. And she had to run around the yard standing in front of objects and trees saying ‘now this one! Now that one!’
And don’ t you just love the plaits in her hair? Too cute.