Continuing on in the series outlining what I made in 2011, I’ve gathered together all the knits I made for little people in 2011.
Most were of course were for Alice – because little girl knits are just the best. I made only one for Willem which, although a sizeable and significant project, looks rather lonely. I’ve got plans for him this year and they’re all exciting!
1. alice in tshirt, 2. In Threes Cardigan, 3. Alice in her new purple cardigan, 4. jane cardigan 2, 5. Alice’s Acacia top, 6. Willem’s Jacket, 7. Baby Surprise Jacket, 8. Blue and Silver Baby Surprise Jacket, 9. Alice’s Swirly Hat, 10. headband – close, 11. acacia3, 12. Alice. Purple Cardigan. AFP Park
I absolutely loved making two Baby Surprise Jackets, almost back to back.
After years of meaning to get around to them, dressing two lovely newborns in them was just so special.
The red one in particular was extra special because it went to a baby I didn’t know, requested by a grandfather who felt his first grandchild should have something handmade – a job that would have been undertaken by his late mother. That was lovely.
My favourite Alice knit was the In Threes Cardigan.
It came together so beautifully, and I love that I made it from leftovers from Willem’s Alex Jacket. It made them even more connected.
There is a world of fabulous patterns for little people out there – and before I knitted extensively for children I really didn’t know how satisfying it could be. When Alice shows up at our house with her bag for the weekend and packed inside are garments I made, it makes me smile like a lunatic to dress her in them in the morning and watch her run around the yard or markets in something that came off my needles.
There will be more of this in 2012. I’m absolutely certain of it.