Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Beginnings of the bolero




I purchased the Little Sweet Peas pattern booklet by Sirdar this past weekend. I'm so drawn to darling babies in beautiful knits. The Sublime babies make my heart melt too. I have begun my gauge swatch for the girl's bolero with flowers. (Shhh! I've never done a gauge swatch before and it's kinda killing me that I'm not just digging in with the project. I feel like I'm wasting valuable time but I'm sure I'm not because everything I read says CHECK YOUR GAUGE so I am with this one) I want it to fit my daughter well. She picked out the yarn color. It's fun, bright, just as I thought she would select. It will be a great little sweater to have along anywhere we go because as I have said before she is my little 'freeze baby'. It may clash with some outfits, but really, currently it's no different than what she puts together for school :) I just try to keep my mouth shut and give her the independence she so wants.

5 comments:

Knitterella said...

I just love boleros. This one will be so cute!

I hate doing the gauge swatch too but you will be happier in the long run!

Beth said...

That's gonna be so cute!

The Litter Box House said...

I always think moms won't like it when I say their kid looks like another kid I know, but I have to say it! Your son TOTALLY looks like the pictures of a little boy named Max on another blog I read. It drives me crazy every time I see a photo of your boy. It's a fun blog about an American mother and a French father raising kids in France. Check it out...

http://chitlinsandcamembert.blogspot.com
/search/label/max

And your kids are very sweet. The thought of your son laughing at that book showing their backsides gave me a good laugh.

Andrea

Heather Melzer said...

Can't wait to see it, Annie! My kenzie would have picked the same thing :)

Denise said...

That is a cute bolero. I may knit Kiki another Girlfriend Shrug in a different color, for the same reason, she's like me - you go in to a restaurant or store and we're often chilly when their a/c is on! Shrugs and boleros are perfect for this :)