Do you remember last year when I knitted cardigans for Cully May and Rafaella?
Well, this year I knitted one for Charlie David. It's a cross over style that I knitted for all my own babies because they're the perfect snuggly cardie for crawling babies, and as Charlie is now 4.5 months old, it's fairly certain he'll be making his way around the tiled floors at Blossom's by July (our mid-winter).
I'd been working on it for about a month on and off between other things, but yesterday with only the long neckband, sewing together and buttons to attach I sat down with Hercule Poirot and worked until all was done.
Don't you feel a great sense of satisfaction when you complete a project?! I certainly did. In fact this was my second completion of the day.
The first one was to sew curtains for the girl's cubby house, something Cully May has very patiently been waiting for since last year. I had wanted to do this sooner but just never found the right fabric. I'd considered using sheer netting but that seemed too grown up, and quilting cotton wouldn't allow enough light into the cubby (it has four windows), but earlier this month I found the prettiest cream and pink polka dot muslin and knew it would be perfect!
Blossom and the children came over this morning and the girls were very excited (an understatement) with their curtains, and spent ages playing in their little house that Poppy built.
We shared a morning tea of scones and pineapple fruit cake, with vanilla tea for mummy and nana, and chocolate oat milk for the girls.
Afterwards Charlie wore his new cardigan and played next to the girls while they coloured in and pasted stickers.
The cardie is a size 6-12 months so it will see him through the rest of autumn, winter and into spring. I tried to get a photo of him laughing with Blossom but Charlie David is not a boy who sits still! Every photo was blurry except but this one, and I love it anyhow because you can clearly see the love his mummy has for him.