Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy Birthday, Auden!

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!

5 comments:

chris said...

What a sweetie pie! And such a beautiful sweater. I hope she has a very Happy Day!

And I'm not saying who, but someone may have just got her matierials for Master Knitter level l.....

Ketchikan Choc said...

That sweater is gorgeous. Great design and great color. Hope this catches you before you leave for Virginia Beach. Have a good vacation.

Hilary said...

OhhhhhH! What a beautiful sweater!!! And who is that gorgeous man holding that little baby? He looks a bit like George Clooney ... :)

Belated thanks for the birthday wishes. I will have to show this to Auden in the morning. How she's grown!

ann said...

have a great family visit - your niece is adorable!

knititch said...

this is a lovely little sweater for a lovely little girl. and i adore the colour. congrats