About a year ago I started a sweater for my niece. It was a simple pattern called Daisy Chain, and what I really liked about it were the embroidered daisies on the front of the sweater. I knitted about 2/3 of the sweater in Cascade Sport. I was enjoying the yarn, the pattern, and I was looking forward to the embroidery part.
Then I set it down and I guess forgot about it for over a year. Why do I do this? I picked it back up a couple of weeks ago and decided I should finish it. I couldn’t believe how far I had gotten on it and then had just set it aside.
I finished up the knitting, and then it was time for the embroidery. When will I learn? I always love the idea of embroidering on knitting more than I actually like doing it. I really want to bring two things that I like to do together, but I just never like fiddling with embroidery on soft knitted fabric. I started the embroidery, but I didn’t like the way it was looking so I took it out. Then I fiddled with it a little more, and I decided I really liked it without any embroidery at all.
It’s a simple design, and I had just known this color would be pretty on my niece.
I just happen to have a picture of her modeling it.
This is Lila’s grin these days when she’s asked to smile for the camera. I love it. It is impossible not to smile when I see it. I just want to knit for her 24 hours a day!
And finally, I have too much fun trying to get interesting pictures. They don’t always quite work out the way I hope.