Today was a productive day, knitting-wise. Both Sabina and I finished projects. Sabina finished the Doll's Knitted Sleeveless Sweater and the Little Crocheted Hat, from The Mary Frances Knitting and Crochet Book. Both are made from Debbie Bliss merino Rialto.
What impresses me the most is not that Sabina can do all this with one hand, but that these are activities she enjoys, seeks out, and taught herself to do entirely from books (by the time I got around to teaching her, she'd already learned on her own).
And it pleases me that at 13, she still loves her dolls enough to knit for them.
You'd think it would be too late in the year for Olive to benefit from this little hoodie, which I completed today. But you'd be wrong.
The pattern for this hood can be found in the book Small Sweaters by Takle and Kolstad. My version is made from Misty Alpaca and Mongolian cashmere.
The photo shoot wasn't easy, mostly because people kept swooping in to kiss my subject.