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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Clothing the grandniece

I have been knitting small things for the incoming grandniece. 
She isn't due until April, you will remember, so I have time to make lots of things. 




When I retrieved my knitting tools from the attic, I found a dozen or more skeins of yarn 
that I bought about eighteen years ago!
I've been using those sherbet colors . . . lime, lemon, raspberry . . . 
for the sweater, the hat, the booties, the fumless mittens



It's the finishing I don't like. Tucking in the tails from the beginning, pulling the edges to find the stitches to tie parts together... I get impatient with those details unless I settle my mind first and consciously stay exactly where I am in the work. 

Good advice for general life, eh?

19 comments:

Barb said...

Who knew you had this talent. These tiny offerings are so lovely. Keepsakes.

Anne said...


Very good advice and beautiful little treasures for the incoming treasure!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

You are going to be the perfect aunt ! Thanks to you , this baby already has matching accessories and will look flawlessly chic from the very beginning .
I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with next .

A Reader's Life said...

Those are adorable! Lucky baby.

Wanda..... said...

Your lovely creations look soft and sweet, June.

Linda Myers said...

Makes me almost want to go buy some yard and crochet hooks.

VioletSky said...

these are simply adorable!
makes me wish I knew how to knit for my grand niece.

georgia little pea said...

I love the little sweater, the sherbet colours and the vintage wool.

Yes, good advice for life X

DJan said...

So precious! I love the knitting part, too, and don't much enjoy the finishing. But those little details make all the difference in how it looks! Maybe I'll pull out my knitting needles and make something since you've inspired me. :-)

Muffy's Marks said...

That little gal will be the best dressed kid on the block. Beautiful work!!!

Carolynn Anctil said...

Oh my goodness, those look so beautiful and professional. What a lovely gift they will make.

I don't like the prep work at the beginning of any project and have to resist the urge to rush through it. Age & experience has taught me that it only makes the rest of the project harder in the end.

Olga said...

Absolutely adorable. I know what you mean about the last little bit of finishing up, but that is where you knot in all the love that went into the piece.

Cathy said...

Loved your comment at Northview.

I still cherish items my great aunt made for my favorite doll.

These precious gifts will mean more to this new little being, the older she grows.

A treasure of yourself and the moments that you knitted forever, into a gift of love.

Grandmother said...

My aunt knitted an afgan for my daughter 36 years ago that she then used for her babies and her daughter uses for her dolls. A treasure- as will yours be.

Hilary said...

They're lovely, June. I never had the patience for knitting but I sure do appreciate those who do. My late mother in law used to knit for my boys and for charity. She made some lovely pieces too. Your future sweetie to be is lucky to have you.

June said...

I love to hear that "my" little girl will treasure these things. I guess she will if her mother and father do. Olga, I love the idea of knotting in the love. Thank you for that. I can use that little bit of wisdom to help me when I take darning needle in hand.

Friko said...

Wherever your thoughts might be these little items are adorable. I do so dislike pale pinks and blues for babies. These colours are unusual as well as sweet.

I never thought of you as a knitter.

Freda said...

Wonderful knitting, but it makes me feel a bit idle as I cannot face doing anything for my great-grandchild due in June. Maybe I'll just have a browse at something easy! Every Blessing

#1Nana said...

Adorable! I want a picture with the baby dressed in the new duds.