Sunday, March 25, 2007

So lucky

I am indeed a lucky gal. I have sweet little nieces who are willing recipients of my urge to knit and sew, and I have friends who are fueling my urges by opening a lovely new yarn and fabric shop, Corning Stitch Works, right here in town. Oh, and they have vintage trims and buttons, too. Isn't that thoughtful of them?!

At their grand opening last weekend I snapped up several balls of this delightful New Zealand wool, "Buttons" by Magic Garden. It came in so many colors I had a hard time choosing, but this spring green finally won my heart.

And here's how it looks all knit up on size 3 needles into another little bolero. This one will head to California this week for little niece Sofia. The blue one from last week is already in Ohio with niece Makenna. I had such fun thinking of these sweet little misses while knitting, and wishing I could see them more often.

In the meantime, it's amazing how knitting needles and a sewing machine can help bridge the distance. Lucky thing, huh?


Wool Winder said...

So cute! I don't have any little ones in the family to knit for. I guess I'll have to wait for grandchildren.

Cheryl said...

Love the green baby sweater and the buttons really set it off nicely!! Thanks for sharing.

tiennie said...

The bolero is very cute! Lucky niece.

Joe said...

Sofia (and Maria...and Grandma Marge) will love it!

ruth said...

Love the green yarn, and the sweater, and the table it's sitting on!