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)))
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. :)
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.