I believe it was waaaay back in May that I originally posted about starting this bunny sweater. Today, with slightly shaky hands (due to the excitement of finally finishing it), I sewed the buttons on.
Those final stitches should probably have felt slightly anticlimactic, since I actually finished the sweater for the first time about two weeks ago. And then I discovered that E had grown rather a lot since I knitted the body, and that it was only just long enough, so I ripped out the ribbing and added some extra length to the body and sleeves. It would be heartbreaking if this one didn’t last for a while, because I love it and hope that it will keep my girl warm for many months to come.
The pattern is Ann Kingstone’s Sweet William. The yarn is lovely fingering-weight Rowan Fine Tweed in the Hawes and Buckden colourways, which I purchased from Art of Yarn (they were so helpful about special-ordering the colour which E had requested). The simple grey ceramic buttons were made by a local potter.
Here’s E wearing her new sweater – the light was a bit weird, but I couldn’t wait to take some pictures:)
She’s also wearing her Moon Pants, which are proving to be the most versatile garment in her wardrobe.
I love sewing, but there is something extra-special about wrapping my little girl in wooly goodness, constructed one slow stitch at a time. And I can’t help but smile when she tells people “my mama knit it especially for me”.