My sister and her husband, one of the most wonderful and loving couple I know, have finally had their sweetest wish come true. After years of infertility, failed in vitro treatments and heartbreak, they received a life-changing phone call, giving them the amazing gift of becoming parents to a perfect baby girl.
Our families could not be more thrilled or instantly enamoured with this most precious little gift. And of course, Aunty has been celebrating with a frenzy of handmade gifts! Let's start with this sweater.
Made all the sweeter when worn by my beautiful niece!
Instant love. Look at that soulful stare.
I used the same purpuras purple Malabrigo yarn that I used to make a sweater for The Middle Child and for myself. Someone is over the moon to match her new little cousin :)
The pattern is a free one from Ravelry, Cascade, and the size 0-3 month is the perfect fit for this 7 pound bundle of joy. More details on my Ravelry page. I love the details of this sweater, it has a sweet leaf motif along the button band. I used lavender pearl buttons to finish it off.
It's exhausting work being this cute!
This Mother's Day, my sister's first, our entire family is so grateful for the gift of this beautiful child. We cannot thank the courageous birth mother enough for entrusting her to our care. We promise to love her and treasure her, always.
Happy Mother's Day!