These two little sweet peas, my nieces, (wearing the sweaters I made them before they were born), are about to become big sisters. We are all so excited to welcome another little one into the family, this being the thirteenth grandchild, and the fifth boy. Naturally, a little bit of knitting commenced just as soon as I heard the news.
(My Ravelry notes.) The sweater is knit in String Theory merino dk, a lovely yarn I really enjoy working with. It's a superwash wool because, well, my baby sister is soon to be a Mama of three children under the age of sixteen months and I thought the least I could do is not gift her something to be handwashed. Ahem. I've waxed on (and on) before about my love for Elizabeth Zimmermann, and especially for this wonderful patten, the Baby Surprise Jacket. It's really a delight to knit, and each time I get into it again, it feels like visiting an old friend. Does that sound silly? Maybe it does, but it's so true - it's a comforting, fun knit that I have a history with and know I'll always see it again.
It feels so good to have this off the needles, hanging in my studio for a little while to enjoy, and ready to wrap around the new little one when he arrives. And to have that familiar classic feeling each time I glance at it - are they ever really that tiny? Of course they are....and then, I get to linger in remembering.