I set a goal to knit four sweaters this fall. One for each of us. (Thank goodness my family is small!) I started with the smallest and quickest knit to ease myself in to this process with a fast one. Also, Lupine is the only person in the family without a sweater that fits for these first cool days.
She chose the yarn (sparkles!) from our local yarn shop and we picked the pattern together off of Ravelry. It was quick and satisfying to knit up, and was technically my first sweater (with sleeves anyway). I enjoyed every stitch.
The buttons are antique mother of pearl from my stash. They belonged to my great-grandmother. There was something magical about sewing on the buttons that belonged my grandma's mom. (My grandma was the one who taught me to knit and kept me - and eventually my kids - warm with her prolific knitting.)
Lupine's mother's mother's mother's mother's buttons. On my first little sweater.
It warms my heart.
As for Lupine, she loves it. She's worn it everyday since I cast it off. It doesn't get better than that.
Project details can be found here.
I'll be away tomorrow, so have a wonderful weekend, friends! xo Rachel