Sunday, September 5, 2010

My girl...

Here she is, my girl, wearing her first ever I-made-it-myself sweater...
She did a great job and I think it looks great on her.  It is a slightly adapted version of Emma Fassio's design and is a really wearable and flattering little garment... that cute!  You may remember this version from earlier in the summer—it {like most clothes these days} is cuter on her but I don't mind a bit.  She made her version with a double strand of Berroco NaturLin {love this yarn!}.  The night that she finished this sweet tunic, she immediately swatched and cast on for her second ever sweater—Liesl, a Coco Knits pattern.  She's knitting it in Lang's Tosca Light {another great yarn}.  It's going to be gorgeous and is progressing nicely—I'll keep you posted.

I don't have to tell you how happy all of this knitting this makes her mama.  After a couple of early false starts with knitting {consisting mainly of last minute scarves for gifting and one ill-fated and unfinished sweater—due to an unfortunate combo of a poorly written pattern and icky yarn—no fun}, I feel confident that she is now a true knitting convert, and I am over the moon about it.  It is so gratifying to sit and knit with her, to see her reach for her knitting needles, to enjoy a Saturday stitching, talking and laughing at the knitting shop with her.  Knitting is such a huge part of my life, such a great source of joy and comfort to me, and it brings me no end of happiness to see my girl get it and share it...and how timely that it should come right now, right before she leaves the nest.

Which brings me to another little item...I will be absent here for a few days as we are taking my sweetie off to her first year of college.  I'm not going to delve too deeply into all of that right now...the feelings, the excitement that I have for her, the pride that I feel, the anxiousness, the knowledge that I will miss her more than words can say, and that I am so very happy for her all at the same time.  No, I am not going to go into all of that...there will be time enough and I just can't right time to open that up right now {not that I haven't already had my moments~pass the tissues please}, but for now there is still so much to do and it's time to put one foot in front of front...of...the other...

I'll be back next week with a little show and tell {I'm really excited about this one}.  Until then...happy knitting!



  1. oh, that is bittersweet. hang in there, mama.

    please tell m that her sweater is gorgeous on her and that the liesl is great (love the pockets)! that knitting will help her while away time at school (or procrastinate, ask me how i know!), and probably make her some new friends. i'd love to hear more details about her next adventure. you should be proud.

    much love ~ annri

  2. Beautiful work on the sweater, and beautiful young lady modeling it. I will be thinking of you.....

  3. I'll be thinking of you! Good luck :D

  4. Always so wonderful to read your blog. M looks beautiful, and I can relate with your feelings as she takes on the next adventure. You are a super mom and should be super proud! Can't wait to see your next project.
    -Good Enough Quilter.