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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Piper's Sweater


Hello my friends!

Mandy asked me of I could make a white cardigan sweater for Miss Piper to wear with her little spring dresses. I found one in a six month size and checked my gauge, (which was spot on by the way). That doesn't happen often because I tend to knit tightly and have to go up a size or two in needles. I thought six months would be good as she could wear it throughout the summer and maybe fall too. She's just five months now. However this sweater looks more like a 9-12 month. I rechecked gauge and it's correct. My thinking is that it's better to be too big than too small. She will grow into it! I began it on Tuesday afternoon and after a marathon knitting day yesterday, (12 hours), I finished it about midnight last night. I washed it this morning and put the buttons on it. I still need to put the "Made with love by Grandma" label in it.

I apologize once again for the poor quality pictures. I look at all the beautiful photography on other blogs, but it's just not a talent that God has blessed me with. Hopefully you can at least get the general idea of what I'm trying to show you!

I'm leaving bright and early tomorrow morning to drive back to Portland for my week of taking care of Miss Piper. I'm so excited to see her again. Apparently she got a tooth since I saw her on Sunday! She was sure chewing on her little teething rings and I had a hunch it would be soon. She is just too far away. I'm missing my little Chloe dog too. Mandy says that she acts sad, like we've abandoned her. I don't think I'll leave her behind again if I can help it. The house is much to quiet without her toenails tapping away following me around.

And...lunch with Teresa, Gracie & Taci tomorrow! Excitement for sure!

Have a lovely afternoon everyone and I'll try to check in next week sometime!

Blessings,
Betsy

16 comments:

  1. Hi Betsy.. Piper's sweater is amazing! You are so fast! I am looking forward to seeing you girls tomorrow! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. What a sweet, tiny sweater and I love that label!

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  3. wow this is so absolutely gorgeous Betsy hours of dedication there - well done!
    love the wee label ultra cute! Shaz in oz.x

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  4. Thank you ladies! It's always fun when I make things for my grandbabies. This was interesting to watch take shape.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  5. Awwww, the sweater came out sooo pretty! You are right...better to come out to big than to small! It's lovely! Hope you ladies have a wonderful day tomorrow!
    Hugs, Shari

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  6. Wow! Really nice detail on Piper's new sweater...she will look SO cute in it!
    And, you should not be so hard on yourself re: your photos--I enjoy them :-)
    Safe travels...
    Blessings, Aimee

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  7. That sweater is so sweet! Miss Piper will be the Belle of The Ball wearing the sweater Grandma knit for her!
    Have fun with the ladies tomorrow. I would so love to be there too!!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  8. Her sweater is beautiful!! I live in Portland so WELCOME! :)

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  9. The sweater is lovely. Have fun with everyone. Would love to see the reunion between you and Chloe dog. Safe travelling. Anne x

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  10. The sweater is so beautiful, it will go with everything. Hope your ladies luncheon is fun. Have a great visit.
    Meredith

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  11. I love the sweater! Is it a ravelry pattern? And what weight yarn?
    Have a great week with Piper.
    Thanks for your kindness and care. We will make it, even though sometimes it feels like we won't. Sure am glad we know the truth.

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  12. That little sweater is so gorgeous! I can't believe you knit it up so quickly. Your photos are just fine! Enjoy your time with all the girls big, little and the canine variety. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  13. So well done, Betsy!!!!!!! I wonder if I will knit anything so beautiful. You inspire me to want to, that is for certain!

    I am looking forward to our gathering at Taci's on Friday!

    Blessings to you and yours,
    and hugs from
    Gracie

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  14. That sweater is so cute and she will grow into it...a lot faster then we think. I know you had a lovely lunch, but did you get to explore the yarn store? By the way, your photos are great. I'm not so talented in that area, so any good looking pictures I have are just dumb luck.

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  15. found your site via shaz in oz well done re Leibster award and what a wonderful blog you have. such lovely writing and fab photos what a cutie Miss Piper is and its so nice that you have shared your overwhelming love for family and friends with us, fab site and now a follower. PS your knitting is stunning a skill alas I dont have but happy to feast my eyes on creations such as your love the labels too so sweet. thank you for sharing with us all in blogland..hugs
    Andrea x

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