Saturday, February 09, 2013

Polka Dot

Last night I had this desire to finish a project... do you ever feel that way?  That you want to work on something where you'll have a real sense of accomplishment at the end of it.  Most days I'm quite happy to plug away at something that I know is far from being completed.  But yesterday I had the need to get something done.  So I rummaged through my WIP pile and found this polka dot sweater that I started for Naomi some time ago.  It was only 1 and a half sleeves away from completion.  It was the perfect project to meet the need.  I'd put this aside some time ago because I was unimpressed with it.  In my mind's eye it was going to be super cute.  But in reality it was turning out a little, erm, shall we say, "odd"?  :o)))

Polka dot in progress

I searched out a couple of Rom Coms on TV and plugged away on the cardigan.  By the end of the evening it was done.  I still wasn't loving the cardigan, but was quite content for having completed it.

In the morning Naomi was excited to see the new cardigan:
"Mommy, you made that?"
"For me?"
"I love it!"
Dear sweet girl :o)))  She put it on, and, you know, I think it's growing on me.  Yes it is weird, ahem, I mean whimsical.  But she looks soo darn cute in it.  In a wacky sort of way.  I was joking that she looks like she should be a wizard.  Joe countered that it needed a top hat to complement the look.  Naomi on the other hand believes it is her super hero cardigan!  (I guess it does have a cape vibe to it).  My little girl is happy, then I'm happy.  :)

Polka dot - front
Polka dot - back
Pattern:  Polka Dot by Berroco
Yarn:  Plymouth Yarn Kudo
Modifications:  The pattern is for 4 years and up, so I had to downsize it for my soon-to-be-3 girly.  Also the pattern is written for the sleeves to be worked from wrist to shoulder and then sewn in.  Instead I picked up the stitches around the shoulder and worked down to the wrist.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend and staying warm.


StarSpry said...

This cardigan really looks cute on Naomi. And she's so sweet for being so excited for it :)

Kepanie said...

It's a bit psychedelic and Wizard of Oz like! It's perfect on this little one. She is adorable.

Nicky said...

I love the cardigan and the model. Both adorable.