I am finally posting the last of the homemades albeit almost a month later, but oh well! The first gift that was off the needles was a sweater for MaKenna. It is the Tiny Tea Leaves pattern knitted up in Cascade 220. She chose the yarn herself on a trip to a local LYS with Daddy <3 This was the first sweater I had ever knitted, besides a few smallish ones for the dolls. I am really proud of how it turned out despite a few mistakes. I did a few alterations to the pattern- the neck is knitted using size 5 needles to tighten up the neckline a bit and I also knitted the sleeves and body full length. I am hoping this will get her through the next year as a full size sweater and then after that, she will be able to wear it as the pattern calls for (3/4 sleeves and shorter bodied). I am waiting on the buttons. I ordered some white ones with etched flowers on them and will compare them to a plum button I have to see which I like better. I don't know why, but I always have a hard time deciding on the finishing touches! Thankfully, she loves the sweater even without buttons, but I know she will be even happier when they are on.
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