Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wee Wednesday: Sunnyside Cardi


I want to send big, bloggy hugs to everyone who commented on my last Wee Wednesday blog post. Blogger doesn't let me see the email addresses of everyone who comments (it often shows me just your first name and then a 'noreplycomment' email address, so I can't respond back), but I can't tell you what it meant to read all your words of support, and how many were commenting for the first time to send me those words. Thank you, SO much. I could feel the support you were sending, from all of you, all over the world. And it made me feel like everything was going to be okay. We won't know more until the summer, but I will keep you posted.

Here's my little cutie in a new FO:

sunnyside close up 2


Pattern: Sunnyside

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Cashmere in 'Gold'

Notes: I went for the garter edges and the lace cable (the pattern has a choice between picot edges and a solid rope cable detail). Ravelled here.

I love this cardigan so much that even though she hadn't quite grown into the size yet (I made the 12-18 month size) I still put her in it all the time. I even brought this cardigan with us when we went to England and Paris, and she wore it a lot. And you'd think I'd have a million great photos of her in it, but mostly she is busy doing things and obscuring the details, like this typical shot:

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Asda had babies AND crackers on sale, can you believe it?!

Or often she was moving so fast she was literally a blur. But here are the top four shots of Lila in her new Sunnyside (other than the awesome grocery store checkout photo above):

 She really likes it, and she finds the buttons pretty fascinating. I found them on Ebay, way back when I was still pregnant!

31 comments:

Tanis said...

Those buttons are perfect! I can't believe Lila can wear a 12-18 month size! Your wee baby is growing into such a beautiful young lady.

Truly Myrtle said...

I just adore this wee cardy - she looks so warm and cosy and just right for a cuddle :) Perfect!
It's amazing what you find at the supermarket in the UK!

Christie Williamson said...

LOVE this! I have made both of those cardis for my friends. They're so cute and knit up so quickly! They're my new go to for baby cardis

Jenn said...

She is precious (so is the cardi)! The baby on the grocery belt picture cracks me up. :)

duni said...

it's an adorable cardigan (as all Tanis designs) and i so so so love the checkout picture! a very Maggie Simpson moment. made me smile for sure.
playing the waiting game til the summer must be hard. hopefully you won't notice it too much.
take good care!

Jolene said...

The sweater with those buttons is fabulous. (And so is the hat she's wearing.) But, hands down, that grocery shot is just. the. best!

Cassy said...

I adore your Wee Wednesday posts! That's such a cheerful little sweater (and adorable baby).

I've been upsizing all of the baby things I make for Z too. I can't believe how crazy crazy fast the kiddos grow.

Loulou said...

What a pretty cardigan on this little cutie. The colour is excellent. How I love the grocery store check out shot!

Anne Marthe said...

such a cute cardi!:) another thing i have to put on my knitlist..too much inspiration,too long list!:) and Lila is just adorable:)

Barbara said...

Best FO ever! And the cardigan's cute, too.

lollyknits.com said...

That grocery store shot is going to be a classic-you'll be embarrassing her with it when she's a teenager :P I love that little cardigan, she looks perfectly adorable!

AngelaH said...

She is so cute! I love garter edges on baby things, and those buttons are perfect. Oh Wee Wednesday – it's the most adorable day of the week :)

Voie de Vie said...

I'm with the above poster - that shot of her on the grocery store conveyor belt will become a classic source of embarrassment once she gets older. :)

Cutie, cutie, cutie.

Monica said...

That may be the cutest baby cardi I've ever seen. Lila is so adorbs!

Zenitude said...

I wonder what she thought of that moving belt? Cardigan is beautiful as is Lila.

Kat said...

Gorgeous! I really need to start knitting for Imogen before winter arrives.

fortheknitofit said...

That little cardigan is as cute as the little lady wearing it! I love that yellow. It looks warm and cozy!

Hilary said...

I swear, in EVERY single photo of Lila you put on the blog, she has the best facial expressions! She must have the most adorable little personality, and she just looks so interested in (and interactive with) the world around her. Aaah, so cute! Oh, and of course the sweater is adorable, too!

Candice said...

Wow! Where did you find that berry pacifier? That's adorable!

Ravelry: clarso00

Gillian said...

Unbelievably adorable!

MB said...

The picture of Lila in the grocery store reminds me of my mom. Whenever we were in the grocery store and she saw a baby she'd say to me "oh they have babies in stock, did you see which aisle they're in?". My mom passed away a couple of weeks ago, I miss her terribly.
The waiting game can be tricky, I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Carol Pack Urban said...

Gorgeous baby in a beautiful sweater! Love the color, the pattern and especially the buttons!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the sweater! Great buttons! I need to go to Asda to find one of those cute babies on sale!

seeyouat5 said...

No wonders Lila wears her cardi so often. It's really beautiful and so...SUNNY knit:-)

Isabelle said...

Precious! I love love the colour, and the buttons adds the perfect final touch!
I knit this in the newborn size for my daughter and this makes me so nostalgic :)

Little Lila is gorgeous as always, and this is a great colour on her!

Anonymous said...

Lila looks like Maggie from the Simpsons in the beginning trailer... (of course she does not look like Maggie but she is also on the conveyor belt thingie ;-))) By the way - what where they charging for her at ASDA??

Katja said...

I am Sorry, I did not know I would show up as "anonymous". I am not - I am Katja from Germany.

Jen said...

What a cutie! Were there any more on the shelf? ;-)

Mari said...

Beautiful girl. I'm continuing to send good wishes:)

janna said...

The grocery store picture, with Lila in so many pretty handknits, is wonderful!

krafty gayle said...

Did a great job, young lady. It's perfect.