Little pink stitches

Life continues at a furious pace.

On Saturday we were back at Grandma’s liberating more furniture. We came home with another display cabinet, THREE more dressers, two wooden desks (one of which was VERY heavy) a butcher block island, a coffee table, a wooden rocking chair, a tea cart, and a pile more boxes of who knows what…. I don’t know where we are going to put it all, but Dave was insistent.

Sunday I was sore from all that lifting, so I told him to leave me alone and let me sew all day. You’ll see more of that later this week, but in between all of this, I have been knitting.

Because there’s only one girl in the wave of impending babies, I really wanted to make something pink and frilly.

The pattern is Wee Leisl. The yarn is a ball of Regia I got not too long ago. The picture doesn’t do it justice. It’s a soft, powdery shade of mauvey-pink with a little bit of heathering. Its so pretty in person.

The pattern is one I’ve knit twice before and it’s defnitely a favourite. I’m just past the split for the body, though in truth, I should be further along. This is actually my second go at it. On my first try, it seems I completely forgot how to read a chart. I got to the split for arms and body, and came up short about 20 or stitches. It took me far too long to figure out where I went wrong. And when I finally did, there was no solution but to frog the whole thing and start again.

But… I’m on track now. As I’m making the smallest size, it really shouldn’t take too long to finish up. I just need to devote my after dinner hours to knitting and nothing else. If I do so, I can probably have it off the needles by this time next week!

7 thoughts on “Little pink stitches

  1. That furniture is so special. I’m sure Dave has good memories of all of it. We have a few pieces that belonged to our grandparents and not only do we have good memories, they are much more sturdy than the new stuff you buy.
    That sweater is just the sweetest. It reminds me of one I made often for Piper. It went from newborn to size 4, and I think I made them all. She still loves the cardigans I make her so I keep her supplied with several in lots of colors. I know your tiny sweater will be cherished by the Mama.
    Blessings and hugs,


  2. Shirley Elliott

    Sounds like you earned your day of sewing. Lots of furniture and I am sure there are some wonderful memories associated with it. Look forward to seeing how you make it all work. The sweater is absolutely adorable! That will be such a special gift.


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