Pattern - Olinda by Tikki
Yarn - Pear Tree 8ply merino
Colour - model's choice - dusty pink
Model - Miss Pepper aged five, almost six
Raveled - here
If craft projects hold thoughts and feelings and memories, then this cardi is a bit here and there. It's filled with endings and new beginnings. It's filled with hopes and fears and wonderings and dreams for the future. It's full of fun school holiday days spent with family, of a zillion itchy bites and tired legs from 6.30am runs.
For the past few weeks I have carried the paper pattern in my basket at all times.
I knitted it in bed, on the couch, at the market, by the pool, at the beach and most everywhere else in between. And I marked off each row as I knitted it in green texta.
I loved this pattern and found it easy to follow and to knit, except for the beginning of the first sleeve which I had to undo once and reknit. But then the second sleeve was easy.
I tried it on Miss Pepper twice while it was still on the needles; Once for the length of the body and once for the length of the sleeves. I purposely knitted it a bit too big, so it'll fit her for longer. I'm hopeful she'll be wearing it all the way through this year and well into the next.
I'm hopeful my littlest girl will love wearing her Olinda cardi as much as I loved knitting it for her. That it'll keep her warm and snuggled up with love. I'm hopeful she'll stay girly and pretty pink for a while to come. And I'm hopeful I can get a brush through that tangled hair when it's back to school time.
What's next on the sticks? Why a dusty blue Olinda for her big sister of course.
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