by Ashley Weeks Cart
I made Sunny this sweater dress for Christmas. Given her love of blue and pink and, most of all, pockets, I thought she’d be thrilled.
Not. So. Much.
It was received with grimaces and no amount of guilt, and then bribery, could change her feelings. This seems to be a recurring theme. I spend an appalling number of hours creating something handmade for my daughter, and she turns up her nose in disgust. YAY MOTHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONS!
For whatever reason, the passing of time has dulled those feelings of dislike, and Addison opted to wear the sweater on our excursion to Hancock Shaker Village this past weekend. And it was a smart move given that it was a beautifully sunny, albeit bone-chillingly cold day. Here’s hoping we see more of this interest in mama’s handmade knits. Primarily so I may continue to justify my outrageous yarn budget.
There is no pattern for this project. I made it up as I went along. If there’s interest, I can try to recreate it on Ravelry. Details live here.