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Awhile back I pinned this sweet little bumble bee sweater on Pinterest (thanks, Anna!), and within an hour or so, my mom had repinned it, downloaded the pattern, and purchased the yarn. And it didn’t take her too much longer to complete the sweater. She’s good like that.
We went with long sleeves and wooden buttons.
And a matching bumble bee hat.
Pattern: Little Coffee Bean Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith, available here for free download, and you can find the chart for the bees here.
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Maize, Almond, and Taupe
Size 6 months (for the baby-to-be!)
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What do ya know, today is my blogiversary!
It’s been a good year. When you stay home with your kids, you don’t get a lot of feedback about your job performance. I think I consider the things I sew and create as part of my work – it feels good to produce something tangible, and then get feedback at the end. So having a blog is nice in that respect, because besides just getting to share the things I make, sometimes people even say nice stuff about it! The comments and emails I’ve received this past year (and even the fact that people just stop by and look) have made my day on many occasions, so I wanted to say thank you.
And in honor of a year’s worth of posts, I have two random things to share. First, a dress that I didn’t make (but wish I could say I did):
Awhile back I came across this dress on Alicia’s beautiful blog, Posie gets Cozy. The pattern is called Clara by Karin Vestergaard Mathiesen and comes in a kit with the yarn (in 22 color choices). I don’t knit, but I love to collect knitting projects in hopes that my mom might make them for me. Unfortunately, this pattern only goes to 12-18 months, so Lila had already sized out by the time I discovered it. But my mom loved it too, and wanted to make it anyway.
What will we do with this 12-18 month sized dress, you ask?
That brings me to my second piece of news:
See that blue potato thing on the left? That’s Lila’s baby brother or sister – yep, it’s true, we’re having a baby! Due in November. No idea if it’s the dress-wearing variety yet, but there’s a 50/50 chance.
Lila is SO excited (she has a thing for babies, in case it wasn’t obvious). I’m just enjoying her adorable enthusiasm for now…you know, just in case it doesn’t last.
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