Monday, July 4, 2011

Friends & Neighbours

The little girls next door will be 12 months old soon and I decided I would like to give each of them a special outfit.
They are not walking yet so I thought some nice warm trousers and a knitted top would make sense.  Sounds like a great idea and the sewing of the trousers will not be difficult but I don't knit well enough to create anything suitable so I put out a call to my friends and was thrilled when Laurel offered to knit two little tops for me.

I chose the pattern and bought the yarn and sent them up to Laurel in Queensland.  Today the first little garment arrived and I am so thrilled with it.  I couldn't wait to show it to you.  

Now I have to find a pattern and yarn for the second one.

Thanks so much Laurel for being kind enough to do this for me.


Anonymous said...

That is a lovely little jacket. I'm sure their mum will love it. How kind of Laurel to knit it up for you. Anne

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Beautiful work Dian, I am sure their parents will be thrilled at these gifts. Have some pics of the little ones for us to see in their outfits. xox Corrine

Karyn said...

Laurel has done such a good job; it is a lovely jacket. What a lovely idea for the girls' birthday.

Linda said...

It certainly is a lovely idea to give the little ones something hand made. I am sure they will both look adorable in their little outfits. It is very generous of you Dian, not to mention how wonderful the cardigan is of course. Laurel is a fantastic knitter, and has certainly shown that here. The cardigan is a beauty, lovely yarn, lovely design, beautifully knitted. Hope you are not too cold down there.

Anonymous said...

Its a beautiful top and wonderful that Laurel has knitted it for you. Can't wait to see the next one and the trousers you are going to make too.