Stella, beautiful daughter of my friends Zita & Henri, turned 1 yesterday. She's an amazingly cute little munchkin and to celebrate her first year I knitted her a version of Anouk, designed by one of my favorite designers, Kate Gilbert.
I knitted it up from a bit of Sizzle remainders and bought two extra colors of scheepjes/ Isis to match. It's a shiny 100% cotton and a think I used less than one skein of blue, less than one skein of green and about 1/2 a skein of light yellow. (one skein = 50 grams/ 100m) It's knitted on #4 (mm) needles. I decided to skip the pockets and make it colorful, but basic. I liked knitting it so much that it inspired me to design more kids stuff. I have, it's on paper, not in knitting. But I'll keep you posted on that new endeavor. I decided on the flowery buttons. The buttons ánd the dress were luckily (phew, phew...) greatly appreciated by Stella her parents. I love knitting gifts and giving them away! (duh, Sas, you're supposed to give gifts away...)
'I'm likin' this! Definitely likin' this!'
'Wait, hold on, hold your horses, there's more...!'
'I'm a model, you know what I mean and I do my little roll on the catwalk...'
'People, I'm tellin' ya, this garment is just perfect to play in, it moves, it never clinches and it stretches while you stretch!'