My niece Paula had tonsils removal surgery a couple of weeks ago. And you now, she’s been at home for some days completely spoiled. I saw her yesterday on Skype and she didn’t want to talk to me until I mentioned that it was a pity that she didn’t because I was preparing a present for her to take to Vigo in my next visit in December (her birthday and Christmas). Suddenly she sat up very straight in front of my mother’s laptop, and when I asked her if she knew what I had for her she exclaimed: “A Sweater!”. It made me laugh out loud!
Because two years ago I made her this cardigan:
And last year I made this lovely sweater:
So in her little and smart brain she is expecting something like that again. To be honest, I haven’t started already, and this year it’s not going to be a knitted sweater but this wonderful reversible zippie hoodie:
I just need to find a beautiful fabric so that Paula gets impressed when she sees it.
And I’m not knitting anything for her this year for two reasons. First because I also want to sew for her and my time is limited, and second because I have to knit for two other kids in my life.
I want to make this cardigan for Koen’s nephew, who will turn one year this month (and the hat if I have the time):
And this one for one of my best friends’ baby that should be born one of this days. I’ve already made it for Koen’s nephew ant it was an easy and fast knit. I also want to make the Aviatrix hat again in matching wool.
It’s going to be her second baby and it’s amazing how much we changed since we were at school. I have this little group of friends. We are just four, but three of us met for the first time at school when we were four years old. It’s not that we were inseparable for this last 31 years, but we spent our teenage years together and that creates strong bonds. We are also very different and have our lives, but we manage to meet at least a couple of days per year and talk about the good old days. I’m really looking forward to do it again this December.