In 2013, a knitter friend sent me some yarn she was destashing and I was inspired to start a dress for The Youngest.
It turned out too big, and I didn't really like how it was going, so for a year or so it was hibernating.
This past Sunday, my amazing photographer neighbor asked me to come and sit for a series she is shooting on people with passions.
I pulled out this little sweater for the shoot, in the hopes of getting my mojo back.
It worked, because now I am on the final sleeve.
It was super fun to go through my knitting books in search of the perfect patterns, the little ladies were already finished and I can't recall where they came from, but I got the flowers from Yokes (my Christmas present to myself)by Kate Davies, the birds from Little Red in the City from Ysolda Teague and the hearts from Knitting Motifs for Babies and Kids by Lucinda Guy.
The Youngest isn't all that interested in wearing it, but I hope to change her mind once it's finished.Shelly, who is so cool in so many ways, is such a treasure. Even though I am not all that photogenic, I love when I get to go to her studio. She has a way of capturing perfect moments.
If you're local, you should definitely check into a visit with Shelly.