Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Sweater for Olive

Having passed the childbearing torch on to my sisters-in-law, we were thrilled to welcome our newest niece last week. We haven't met little Olive yet, but of course, I've been knitting.
Sometimes the fates conspire to bring yarn and  pattern together in perfect harmony. This time, it was The Puerperium Cardigan in Noro's Chirimen.
 My mother questioned the wisdom of knitting a garment that may only be worn once or twice, instead of making something larger for the baby to wear next fall. 


I explained my reasoning. I imagine that a grown-up Olive will one day pull this wee little sweater from a box, and wonder that it ever fit her at all. I hope it will remind her of her beginning on this earth, and of the love with which we welcomed her birth.

19 comments:

  1. Just stunning. And maybe she'll have a wee one to wear it one day, too!

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  2. I love it! I think your reasoning is wonderful. And I love those toys!

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    1. Those toys are well worth the price...much loved and played with! They're from Nova Naturals.

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  3. Just gorgeous! And I agree, it can always be passed on and is a brilliant keepsake!

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  4. I love this sweater,it truly is a family keepsake.Beautiful knitting

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  5. Love, love, love this sweater almost as much as the sentiment behind it! Olive is one lucky baby :) Adore the button details...I love buttons!

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  6. Oh - tears welling in my eyes. A stunning sweater full of beautiful sentiment.

    The buttons and yarn are such a cheerful combination. I just LOVE this sweater. A keepsake for sure!

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  7. She is one lucky little girl to have an auntie to make such a beautiful sweater. It is so hard to guess how big the baby will be next fall to make the right size sweater for her to wear it more than once.

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  8. it's beautiful! olive's a lucky little one.

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  9. This is the most gorgeous cardigan!
    xo xo
    Linda

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  10. So when are you going to open your shop, and start selling these gorgeous little sweaters?? ;)

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  11. I can think of no finer way to celebrate a new life! Such a beautiful sweater you have created.

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  12. This is spectacular. I love it! I would like to make one for my grandchild! Do you think I could manage it or is it a tough one? (WHEN I am done the one for John, of course...)

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  13. That is such a beautiful sweater! You're very clever!

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  14. Breathtaking! Wow. Wow. Wow. Beautiful work!

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  15. What beautiful colours and lovely sentiment behind it. I am sure she will treasure it.


    Congratulations on the newest member of your family.
    Jennifer@Dark blue dragon

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  16. Any baby would look darling in that sweater. It's so pretty! The buttons are the perfect finishing touch.

    Had a bit of a giggle at the passing of the childbearing torch. Hubby and I thought we were there, too, passing along congratulations to my SIL on her new pregnancy, only to find myself a few weeks behind her!

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