Well the weather is cooling here in Sydney. The mornings are nippy and I’ve been pulling out the cardigans and jumpers for everyone. I have to say, I don’t mind it. I love hot weather, but I do like wearing a cozy jumper. Of course, when I’m freezing underneath layers and layers then I’m not happy about that. But for now, it’s crisp mornings and mild days.
One of the cardigans that has come out is this Gidday baby that I made for Talbot last year. I have no idea what I was thinking, making it in an 18mo size. At the time, she was 12mo and a wee 7 kilos. I think I was just worried that it’d take me ages to finish and that she would grow out of it before she wore it.
I pulled it out, and now it fits. And oh it looks lovely.
I got a tad teary remembering the days of knitting during her recovery in hospital after her second operation. She had it on her first birthday. We took in our birthday bunting that we put up for every birthday in the house, and strung it up above her cot in the ward. We bought her a Peppa Pig balloon and the most beautiful flowers (I still don’t know what variety they are). And the music therapist came with his guitar and sang her happy birthday. They’re all memories I hold dear to my heart, bittersweet as they are.
It’s so nice to see her dancing around, pulling ridiculous (cute) faces in her Gidday, now that it fits. I’ll surely treasure this cardigan, and it’ll never be passed on to anyone outside my own little family, because it’s just too memory-laden.
You can find the Ravelry details here.
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