her birthday sweater vest

looking up

I love sweater vests and decided it would be the perfect handmade gift for my girlie for her birthday.  Although it’s still too hot here for any type of sweaters (we’re still having some 90 degree days), it hasn’t stopped her from wearing it.  We gave it to her on her birthday (September 29th), and it was hot!  She happily put it on and wore it the rest of the day.  That warms my heart more than the weather!

modeling her vest

I’ve learned over the years to involve her in any kind of decision that has to do with clothes.  I didn’t tell her what I was making but took her to the shop with me to pick out a color.  Didn’t she do a good job picking out this beautiful green?

wooden buttons

I made her the Plain Vest by Pickles using 2 skeins of Vanna’s Choice yarn in Fern.  The pattern for the first year is free but the other sizes you have to buy.  Although she usually runs in the smaller sizes, I decided to knit the vest in the 7-8 size because I was worried she would outgrow the 5-6 too quickly.  So glad I did that, because it fits her so nicely!

acting silly

I had kind of taken a knitting hiatus, so it felt good to bring out the needles again.  Now I’m in full knitting fever with Christmas gifting on the brain.

Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday!  Don’t forget to enter to win Sweet Confections!

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