Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Asian Inspired Sweater


This is A Sweater Set that I just finished for a Special Little Baby Girl who is coming to us from China :)
My Daughter ..April.. is anxiously waiting for the adoption of a Baby ...
She has completed all the extensive paper work, tests, interviews, etc.... and is now waiting
for her Little Baby Girl....
As you can guess we are all very excited !!!
I am especially thrilled and honored to have her as my namesake !!!
Her Name will be
" Penny"..
Yes.. Yes... I am sooooooooooooo Happy !!! :)

Honering the tradition of China this set is knit in red,symbolizing Happiness and Good Fortune....
The Chinese Symbols "Xi" ( JOY) and "Shou" (Longevity) are knit into the hem, reflecting a Double Blessing...

Please join us in Praying that Penny will be here soon !!!

29 comments:

k said...

That sweater is simply gorgeous, and for such a special occasion!

I hope everything goes well!

knit only but also said...

Wow a new Penny! What a beautiful sweater - it is stunning. Fingers crossed foo everyone and hope the future is as wonderful for all of them as granmas knitting

the knotmaker said...

You impress me more everyday!! Your daughter is going to LOVE this sweater. It is beautiful!!

Good luck ... Best Wishes

Mandy said...

That is gorgeous!! What a happy occasion! Your daughter will love it!!

Roxanne said...

Wow, amazing sweater! Lovely for such a special occasion!

Whit said...

It is amazing (as always) and... you made me tear up a little. That is so sweet to have her named for you!!

Kristyn said...

Wow that is absolutely beautiful. You are very talented. I will be keeping you and your daughter in my thoughts - congrats grammy!

Tiffany said...

That is beautiful. I am excited for you.

Sock Hook'r said...

absolutely priceless!
I cant think of a better tribute!

Emmanuelle Ares said...

the sweater is wonderful. It amazes me what you can do with these needles ! I don't have that patience (I prefer fast projects and big needles).
The boy's sweater with the train... WOW ! my DD √Člise would be speachless ! She loves machines, cars, bulldozers, etc... (the father works with those).

Her twin sister Camille would DEFINITELY prefer the one with the teddy bears.
But the asian one... Never saw nothing like that before. Truly amazing.

Keep on and congratulations for little Penny. Such a joy in the family !!!

Sandie said...

Absolutely amazing sweater! Your work is terrific. Congratulations on your soon-to-be granddaughter!

Brae

Yvette said...

Penny this is magnificent - you truly are so clever!!

love

Yvette in Oz

Dani said...

Penny is this your design? It is STUNNING!! If it is a pattern would you mind sharing where you found it?

Still amazed at how gorgeous this sweater is, your STB GD is a very lucky little girl =) Best wishes for a speedy referal process for you!

Dani

JustApril said...

how sweeeeet is THAT?!

Melanie said...

That's a beautiful sweater! What a wonderful way to welcome a new baby into your family

Shannon said...

Oh Penny, that is so wonderful. Such a beautiful and carefully crafted set, with so much meaning!!! I wish you and your daughter will receive your new blessing as soon as possible. MANY MANY wishes for happiness to your family from mine.
(Shannon from busyknitting)

Christine said...

Ditto to what everyone else has said. Very exciting, all around!

Mugged_Bear said...

Yes, that sweater is just... wow :) And I too would love a copy of the pattern if at all possible. Is it machine knit? If so, is there a hand knit pattern version available?

Best wishes to you and yours! I'm sure your new granddaughter will love your creation!

Julie

kat said...

how amnazing, both the sweater & the news. Hwere did you get that pattern?

Becky said...

Congratulations Grandma!

That is just the nicest sweater for this special occasion. It is my favorite yet. You alway wow me with your knitting! :)

Sedie said...

I absolutely love the sweater. How wonderful for your daughter. I wish her the best.

Sue said...

Congratulations on the expectation of a wonderful baby granddaughter and congratulations on such a lovely sweater for her! It seems like she is already loved much!!

Knitting Fiend said...

Wow, that's beautiful!

Melissa said...

WOW!!! It's beautiful! Congratulations!

Cerella said...

I am soo happy for your family! My husband and I would love to adopt. We just don't even know where to begin though. Any advice would be wonderful!
That sweater is so sweet! You are very talented!

Mica said...

WOW, Penny you are an amazing knitter!!! Good luck in the knitting olympics tomorrow!!!!!!!!!
Mica

Gina said...

Wow! I have this book and am almost finished the Origami sweater. Yours is gorgeous!
PS you look too young to be a grandmother!

emy said...

I have to say this pattern is fabulous! :)

Anonymous said...

loveeeeeeeeeee this....was it hard?
vanessa