January gray

Published on Friday January 6th, 2012

tease (1 of 1)

I’m a few shots short of a wrap for this project. A mother can only allow her small child so many minutes underdressed outdoors when it’s forty degrees and drizzling before guilt sets in, no matter how eager that child may be to canter up and down the sidewalk and show off her climbing on the front steps. And indoor photography is out of the question unless I can figure out a way to corral my subject within three feet of the south window. But I’m impatient to see some new content here, so you’re getting an advance peek at a post I hope to finish this weekend. There won’t be any parade of 2011 knits or summative assessment of resolutions; I simply haven’t the energy just now. I do want to show off this little jumper I made for Ada’s cousin, though. (Yes, it was meant for a Christmas present. Yes, I took it to New York and failed to finish sewing on the last two buttons and weaving in ends before we had to come home again. And yes, I’m still learning to adjust my expectations of myself now that I’m Mama to 1.4 little people.) I’m hoping you’ll like it.

14 Comments to “January gray”

  1. alke Comment Says:

    1,4? Congratulations! Seeing how fast and beautiful your first “FO” grows… I can’t wait to see. I am in awe of you, I don’t have children and seem to have more trouble finishing knitted projects than you.

  2. Elisabeth Comment Says:

    Oh goody! I can’t wait for the full post – it looks amazing already. Your own pattern? I, too, failed at finishing a Christmas present, but my sweet nephew insisted on trying it on immediately – ignoring loose ends and unfinished sleeve – and declared it was “exactly what he wanted.” (I think I’ll keep him!)

  3. Francesca Comment Says:

    It’s absolutely adorable. 🙂

  4. Siga Comment Says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous. What pattern is it? I love it.

  5. Luci Comment Says:

    Adorable jumper, and the model is absolutely the cutest. Will this be a pattern you are publishing? I can’t wait to see more pictures.

  6. Kristyn Comment Says:

    Love the jumper.

  7. Beth Comment Says:

    Love the colorwork. So pretty.

  8. Seanna Lea Comment Says:

    I love the look and the shape, especially the colorwork at the bottom that turns it from a “normal” top to a very special one.

    Super cute!

  9. Allison Comment Says:

    Looks adorable so far! Take as much time as you need; we can be patient 🙂

  10. Pam Tjelmeland Comment Says:

    I absolutely want to make this…Is this your pattern? I will be watching…

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  12. lizzie Comment Says:

    Ada is so adorable with that fluffy head and her little cubby cheeks – so much personality.
    The dress fits her so well, I wouldnt give it away !

  13. Jen Comment Says:

    will you be publishing this pattern on ravelry? i sure hope so, it is SO cute!

  14. Deborah Comment Says:

    Love this!!