Annabel got herself a new sweater the day after her birthday last week. I laid it out on the floor of her bedroom in the morning along with a skirt from her closet. And she, being the independent big four year old that she is, arrived at my bedside in the morning wearing it all. Backwards, maybe. But still. She was happy and proud and so glad to tell me how much she loved it. Ah! What could a knitting Mama want more than that? Nothing, I tell you, nothing.
Except, perhaps, for the recipient to then be outside while discovering that said sweater has pockets! Pockets! Pockets just right for holding teeny tiny flowers like lily of the valley or her favorites - forget me nots. Delight, indeed.
The sweater pattern is Puddle Duck, and the yarn is a worsted weight from Kiwipop. The pattern was incredibly easy and smooth and just the brief interruption I needed from the fingering weight extra large shawl I've been mostly working on. The yarn, in the colorway of "Frozen Solid" has all of her favorite colors - pink, blue and purple.
The sleeve length makes it just right for this time of year, I think. Though, this being for the girl who wears bathing suits in winter and wool hats in summer (oh to be four!), I really don't think it matters all that much. Sweaters can happen any time of year, and well, this knitting Mama certainly likes that idea.