Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cable Cardigan (with a hood no less)

My very lovely friend gave me this knitting book for my birthday.
Her mother-in-law has knitted so many gorgeous cardigan's for her little girl (which I'm always rather envious of) so I was very excited to get 'the' knitting book shipped all the way from my homeland (England.) For anyone that knows the short history of my knitting skills - clothing has not been something I have explored very much. I made a little rose cardigan for baby bunny before she was born and I recently gave up on a potentially gorgeous cable cardigan (for the more grown up size of person.) So this would be only the second piece of clothing I have ever managed to complete.

I asked baby bunny to model for me. The modeling shoot went something like this ....
... rather a lot of blurry photos because (drum roll please) ... on Saturday baby bunny decided she could walk. She has been walking from piece of furniture to furniture for a while now - but now she has really taken off. ALL she wants to do is walk - until she is so tired she sits down with a whimper. It is a whole different ball game with her on her feet. This morning I have already found one plastic cup, a toothbrush and a bar of soap in the toilet. She is so quick ... I didn't even know she had been in the bathroom!

The cardigan was very easy to knit - but like any good amateur knitter I decided I knew best and amended the pattern slightly. I joined the seams of the hood as I knitted instead of sewing them together later ... ... and I knitted the ribbed trim all in one piece - rather than in three ... ... of course I feel like my amendments were a success! Baby bunny certainly looked mighty cute modeling the cardigan. I think I'm going to have to start knitting her some jumpers for this winter.
And my favorite bit? the homemade label! I really hope baby Nicholas enjoys his new cardigan.

11 comments:

sue said...

It is so very cute and the color even suits your little girl! Maybe the bathroom door will have to be closed now she has figured out what to put in there, lol! Does the new book have more intricate patterns in it as it looks a lovely book.

Sue said...

Oh boy, you thought you were busy before. Now that she's on her feet, you'll be running after her constantly.

The sweater looks lovely even on the blur.

hetty said...

Ahhh. A bunny with spunk! That's what I like to hear! Good thing she hasn't learned how to flush yet. The sweater looks great. And baby bunny on the run made me smile!

two hippos said...

What a beautiful cardigan! I remember when my daughter started to walk - it is amazing how quick they are. She preferred to post things into the video machine, just as well dvd's were invented!

LizzieJane said...

Oh my now she is on her feet life is going to be a lot more exciting! My goodness it just seems like yesterday that she was born. Where does the time go. Love the cardigan Rachael, and your little model!
x

Kelly said...

my son had a cardigan just the same as that one, i loved it, such happy memories,

Alice said...

Beautiful and the changes you made make it look totally professional--plus the label, wow!

periwinkle said...

there'll be no stopping her now lol. Love the cardie

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Brilliant cardi! I can see you making more of these now - looks so sweet on your little one.

Ally Johnston said...

It is a beautiful cardigan. Well done to you and well done baby bunny on her walking achievements. It's all go now!!

Sarah said...

The cardigan is adorable, as is the model!

Hugs, Sarah x

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