My niece, Auden, turned 5 today. Last year she and her family left Juneau, after a wonderful visit with us, on the morning of her 4th birthday. That's the last time I saw them and I am SO looking forward to seeing them all on our family vacation the week after next. Naturally, I've been thinking of her a lot today, and it just dawned on me that I could use this as an excuse to go photo-archive diving and show you a pre-KnittingWeather knit.
I loved making this sweater for her. I started planning it as soon as word arrived that a girl was expected. I had knit welcome sweaters for both of my sons and Auden's older brother and it was such fun to work on something a little bit girly.
It is evolved from a Debbie Bliss pattern, Guernsey with Bobble Edging, from "Family Knits." I simplified the pattern and took out the bobbles and replaced some of them with beads.
Never was a sweater knit with so much love. Happy Birthday, Sweetie! See you soon!