done and done

Way back in November, I started a little sweater project for Lotus – Milo, by Georgie Hallam. With Lo's help, I picked out some Noro Kureyon in this fun pink/black/chartreuse colorway from our favorite local shop, Knitted Together.
And then, the poor sweater sat in my bag looking like this for a couple of months. It was one of those projects that I could have probably finished in a week or two if I had kept at it, but ... you know. It sort of hibernated.
So this weekend, I was bound and determined to get this off the needles. This was after I realized it was going to turn out much, much larger than I had planned and had to pick up another skein of yarn before I could finish.
But it's done! Even though it's more of a tunic/dress than a sweater vest. I figured it would look cute with leggings/skinny jeans this winter.
I'm totally cool with the larger size, because she can easily wear it a good two or three years before she even gets close to outgrowing it.
I was sooo relieved to find out that Lo likes it. I've made things in the past that she wouldn't even try on, but she's pretty excited to wear this stripey dress to preschool.
She even thought she'd take it for a little spin (and I think that was the perfect thing to do.)

38 comments:

  1. you are my knitting hero. <3 and lo is one smart cookie - twirling is often the right thing to do. ;)

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  2. Good gracious that (and beautiful Lo) is so supercute!

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  3. She looks marvelous in her new 'dress/knit/clothes' !!! Well done jen!

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  4. That sweater, and Lo, are beautiful!

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  5. awww, that little Lo is the cutest!!!

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  6. The colorway is gorgeous and Lotus looks adorable! I just came over from Freckled Nest...I have to tell you that your cowls are so reasonably priced in your shop. I your inspiration in an earlier post and have to say that I love what you ended up with even more than the pic of the Gap model. Really nice.

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  7. what a beautiful yarn...
    i love all of those colors.
    I am dying to learn how to cable knit... one day i totally will.
    i love what youre doing
    -jj

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  8. this is so cute. i want one in my size please! haha

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  9. your so talented, keep up the awesome work!

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  10. This turned out super rad! She looks adorable in it, and it was genius to make it so that she can grow into it! -e

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  11. This is amazing - what a great job!

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  12. I'm already a follwer but came today via FN
    Your knitting is always so perfect! I love that sweater dress/vest. I can't wait until I have a daughter to dress up all cute:)

    tamara
    tamz_ck@hotmail.com

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  13. That is so cute!
    I can only knot straight haha.

    Found your blog via Freckled Nest !

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  14. I would totally buy that color combo in a dog sweater!! Ever think about diving into the realm of dog clothes? Found you through FN... great shop!

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  15. I wish I could knit like that! She looks adorable.

    Kate

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  16. That is so cute! I need to learn to knit before I have kids so I can make them something this awesome.

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  17. Hello from Freckled Nest--I LOVE your knits on ravelry, and that tunic is SO cute. I have never knit with noro before but I've heard it's awesome!
    Sarah M

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  18. Sooooooooooo cute!! I just discovered Noro yarns and I think I may be a bit obsessed...:)

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  19. Hi! I was sent over from FN, that jumper is so adorable. I need to find a good shop for yarns. I can't find any quality yarns at my big box store haha. Your cowls are adorable and so luscious =]

    ~Rachael

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  20. That sweater is darling. I'm dropping by from Freckled Nest and I'm somewhat of a knitting novice, so you're my here! It doesn't hurt that your model is adorable. :)

    I'm having fun looking around your blog and shop. :)

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  21. oh, that is just darling! so sweet!

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  22. That is adorable!!! The colors are awesome!

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  23. That is the sweetest jumper! I just started to knit about a month ago and I'm still working on it. I'm hoping to get better at it this year. *fingers crossed* :)

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  24. so cute! you are very talented, lady!

    (Found you through FN!) yay

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  25. visiting from FN and whaa? that sweater! unbelievable! I wish I could work the needles like that. Glorious!

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  26. It's so adorable! You're very talented. :)

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  27. very very cute dress! I love the colours you used.

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  28. It's projects like this make me wish I could understand knitting. That is just darling.

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  29. Ah, Noro! This is so lovely :) Just popping over from FN to say hi and admire your beautiful knits!

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  30. Great work! It's rare to receive nice knitted clothes as a kid! This is great!
    Sent by Freckled Nest!
    -Cara Mason
    www.midkid.ca

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  31. That's so cute!!

    xo
    Veronica
    http://crackthesky17.blogspot.com

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