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I started a new sweater for Miss Lily. She is so grateful for the things I’ve knitted her, it makes me so happy to see her grabbing for her sweater.

 

 

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Cute…I know…but this sweater was not so much. The yarn was a difficult one, beautifully soft, but pilled up before I was even done knitting, Oh well, she has worn it so many times in the last months of winter. This was not a perfect knit, but oh my goodness, it’s a sweet one on my sweetheart. The pattern was “Cricket” and it had some nice details. My Ravelry notes are here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/malikestoknit/cricket-2

Now…on to her NEW sweater. I started a “Tiny Tea Leaves” for Lily a few weeks ago. I really like the pattern so far, but I made the painful decision to rip out what I had started and switch to another yarn. I started on some Wool Ease from Lion Brand, I wasn’t feeling the love. It was rough on my hands, irritating my skin..and so, so fuzzy looking.

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This is what I mean by fearless knitting….I will use this for some doll sweaters for Lily, but not for her next sweater. I was looking through my containers of yarn, and I found a few skeins of this beautiful merino/acrylic yarn from Cascade. It’s called “Wood Violet.” Isn’t it lovely? I’m casting on tonight and will update. The Tea Leaves cardigan is a lot like my favorite, “In Three’s Cardigan” but with a bit more detail along the yoke and long sleeves.

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How can I not knit for this girl? So fun!!

Knit Fearlessly!