Small Girlie Sweaters.


There are a lot of little girls in my life. A lot. There is my own girlie-girl of course, and with a few notable exceptions most of my close friends have young daughters. My current small but unending knitting project has been on the needles for 12 months and 1 week. Indeed, I have lost my enthusiasm for socks on tiny needles. If I applied myself to those toe reductions they could be done in an evening. But its been a year. I'm over it.

I promised myself to finish Sage's socks before the leaves turn, and then I put them away. I needed something completely different. To rekindle my knitting fire I've picked up some sweet girlie projects that speak to my tiara-wearing pink and purple side. Below is the wool for a soon to be cast on sweater for Lupine. The colors are so her, the handspun rainbow yarn from this Etsy vendor is so dreamy soft… I can't wait.


And just last weekend – the one year anniversary of casting on Sage's socks – I cranked out a sweet ruffled tank top from yarn in my stash in three days flat. I love you, size 8 needles. The pattern is Monica (found on Ravelry for free) and I did a few simple modifications. Lupine and I both love it. I sized it to fit her (hopefully) for two summers.


Last night I cast on another girlie top, a sweater for a little girl in my life who I don't see nearly enough. She is owed a hand-knit from me when her baby gift, a woolen sleep sack, failed to fit her sweet round belly.

Oh, I love knitting in the summer. How weird.



8 thoughts on “Small Girlie Sweaters.

  1. Cassandra says:

    So cute! Makes me wish I had a little girl to knit for…maybe we should have baby #3? LOL!

    I am so with you on socks. I have a really hard time with patience on size 1 or 2 needles. I am knitting a 2nd “Farmer Fox” (for my youngest) on size 2 needles and it is killing me. My Ravelry name is “Spookyredhead” if you want to check out the fox. It is a super-cute pattern…but I digress.

  2. Pamela R says:

    Ooooo…that little girl that you don’t see as often as you would like is so excited…okay so it’s her mama who is so excited…but she will be too, once she tries it on. Delicious!

  3. Rachel Wolf says:

    Its coming together. You may have noticed – I switched out the yarn to a different handspun. This one will be softer for next-to-skin wearing. I think youll love it!

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