Last week, Amber turned two. I really like Nicole’s tradition to knit birthday sweaters for her children. I tried to finish up the Mini Hoodie 2012 last year in time for her birthday, I made it by +18 days. Well, better late than never. With all the Christmas preparations, I never even started something for Hazel in 2012…
I tried my best and this year I got closer to finish a birthday sweater in time. I missed the birthday by +2 days.
This is it: my second Gathering Stripes sweater. In January, I finished Hazels Gathering Stripes. I love the pattern: simple but beautiful.
Since the girls are rather skinny and the pattern unisex, I cast on 10 stitches less than the pattern called for a size 2 year old.
As for the yarn, I used the same yarn as I used for the Mini Hoodie. A mixed grey fingering weight yarn from Hamburger Wollfabrik.
It was more or less by accident that I knit this sweater with the same yarn as last years Hoodie. As for the pink this was a rather spontaneous pick. I bought it back in October, 2010 (ravelry knows it all) and it was the best combination ever! I really love the colors.
As you can see, I did the ribbing in garter stitch, just because I wanted to try something new.
I hope it fits all winter. It really paid off to cast on ten stitches less.
As for the last picture: you can see, Amber really looooves chocolate and Christmas is probably just her season. I took this picture on Monday while Hazel was at ballet class.
An hour we usually use to run some errands. Amber likes this hour I can spend with her solo. Of course, she got one of this chocolate Santa Claus right after I paid for it. I finished it one day later, almost 3/4 were still left 😉 (Milka plain chocolate are my mooooost favorite chocolate hollow body Santa Claus).