It has been a while since I have posted on this blog but I find myself wanting to write and share with you on this early day in autumn. I’m curious to see what Ginny and her reading peeps are reading and knitting so I will join them on a Yarn Along today!
I have a book I bought my granddaughter a while back that I will share with you today called Phoebe’s Sweater. It is an adorable book, especially if you have a special little someone in your life that you knit for. The book tells the sweet story of a beloved mouse called Phoebe who becomes a big sister for the very first time. As her mother waits for the new baby to arrive she knits a beautiful red sweater for Phoebe. The book includes a lovely set of photographs and knitting patterns from the illustrated story, including Phoebe’s sweater, a mouse doll in a sweet handknit dress, and a doll-sized sweater to match Phoebe’s.
My little granddaughter is two and this year I am starting a new tradition with her. I want to knit a RED sweater for her every year and give it to her when fall arrives in her state. Each year I will take a black and white photograph of her and then use photo editing tools to make the red sweater show red. It will be a lovely collage on my wall and a fun way to document the stages of her life and the way her taste in sweaters change over the years. No doubt I will be knitting some funky red sweaters at some point because I plan to let her pick the pattern every summer when she is older.
I’m waiting another year or so to give her Phoebe’s Sweater. I think she will appreciate a little more when she is four or five.
This year’s RED sweater for two year old Zoë is the Tiny Tea Leaves. I’m knitting size 4 and using Cascade 220 Superwash which came highly recommended but isn’t quite as soft as I had hoped. Some say it will soften up. Anyone have any experience with this yarn?