I have been meaning to tell you about Franny’s new little sweater that Nanny knit for her. You may have seen it pop up in my previous post and in the Daily…Maybe, we seem to dress her in it all the time.
I guess it was back in June when my parents were preparing for their road trip out to Omaha, I asked my mother if she needed a new knitting project for the long drive. She left it up to me to find her a pattern and some yarn. A sweater for Frances was the perfect thing for her to make, it would be small and knit up fast. I like a simple cardigan and I didn’t want my mom messing around with a complicated pattern while acting as co-pilot to my dad. So I found a really great pattern knit in one piece from the top down. No seams to sew! For the yarn I chose Rowan Felted Tweed in a really pretty green that looks so nice on Frances.
I hadn’t inquired into the progress of the sweater for some time. I think I kind of forgot about it. Then, two weeks ago at the birthday party, Nanny came with a big pile of presents. Franny finally came to one that looked soft, like maybe it contained an article of clothing. She pulled off the paper and there to my delight was a beautiful new sweater! I was quite surprised to see she had finished it without me knowing. The tweed knit up really nicely and the mother of pearl buttons she chose really sets it off.
It has quickly become one of my favorite sweaters that looks so great with whatever Franny wears it with. Nanny did such a good job!