Thursday, August 29, 2013

Finished: A Tulip for My Niece

Tulip baby sweater

Here's the little sweater I finished just in time for the baby shower for my niece-to-be, a lucky little girl who will be living on my brother's farm in Maine*, picking lots of blueberries, going camping and kayaking and wearing lots of soft snuggly woolen things.

The pattern: Tulips, a Colorful Cardigan for Baby, 9 month size. (Available as a PDF, or as part of a kit).

The yarn: Dream in Color Classy, bought as a kit with eight colors from Eat. Sleep. Knit.

Time taken: A bit over a month (but I was knitting and making lots of other things at the same time).

The exhaustive Ravelry details: Here.


This sweater was so fun and pretty to knit I almost felt guilty — going from stripe to stripe with the little seed stitch, fondling the pretty soft colors, making the little I-cord edge and ties. It was very well received by my brother and sister-in-law and all the baby shower guests. Here's a closeup:

Tulip baby sweater

My amazing mom of course made some really gorgeous decorations and tasty treats for the baby shower. My favorite were these allergy-free (for my daughter) chocolate cake pops, with no dairy, eggs, or nuts:

The completed allergy free chocolate cake pops at the baby shower for my niece to be. No dairy, eggs or nuts!

Little Z wore her Oliver + S wax-print dress, and I wore my Cake Patterns Tiramisu. Luckily neither fell victim to the chocolate frosting:


I can't wait to meet my niece!

*My brother is actually a civil rights lawyer, not a farmer, but he lives on a 40-acre farm in rural Maine in a house he and his wife designed themselves with a big garden and lots of ducks, chickens and cats. It's super awesome.


  1. That's an absolutely gorgeous baby sweater. I love when babies get to wear bold colors instead of pastels and classic clothes with no licensed characters on them.

  2. This is so pretty-- what a fun little sweater! Looks like you guys had a nice time at the shower!

    Does your brother need a farm assistant? I'll move in! Just throw a little cot into one of the barns and I'll be just fine.

  3. Beautiful sweater! Great job. I can't wait to get back to knitting...

  4. congratulations for your db and dsil. love that sweater - been in my q foreveer
    lovely shower and you and your dd need a best dressed duo award :D

  5. So sweet!! (Wow, you've been super productive and somehow I've been living under a rock and missed it!)


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