Sunday, May 12, 2013

a long time coming

Life has been pretty exciting around here in the last couple months!

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!

30 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, perfect mother's day gift for your sister, and I love the wee cardi

Flying Blind... said...

All round cuteness xxx

Amy Friend said...

Congratulations to your sister and her husband. Have fun spoiling her!

felicity said...

What a wonderful, wonderful way to celebrate! Congratulations to your sister and her husband, and your whole family!

traceyjay said...

oh she's beautiful! And Julia is so sweet holding her! ♥
Congratulations again Auntie Kristie!

Shay said...

She is adorable. I can just imagine the joy she has already brought into the lives of your sister and her husband and the rest of your family.

She looks stinking cute in that sweater too.

Angela said...

Oh I'm crying like a baby over here reading this. How precious is the gift of life, especially after years of struggle. I know only too well. I love your pictures of the new cousins too. Happy mother's day to you and your oh so lucky sister!!

Carla said...

Adoption is a wonderful gift. Blessings on everyone involved.

willcookforshoes.ca said...

I got a little teary reading that! How wonderful. And she's just precious!!

kelly said...

she is perfection! many hearty congratulations.

Charlotte said...

so wonderful! Congratulations to you all!!

Little Island Quilting said...

Awwwww!

Sarah said...

Beautiful story and a gorgeous baby! The cardigan is cute too, but nothing compares to the specialness of a new little one. Congratulations to your family.

Ellie Q said...

What wonderful news! I love the yarn, too!

katie@stvital said...

Congratulations to your sister and husband! What a precious baby girl! I am also very impressed with your knitting skills :)

Katie B said...

I can't imagine the overwhelming joy the whole family must be feeling! Incredible news.

Clearly she needs many more aunty-made gifts. The sweater is too precious.

(I swear my uterus twitched when I saw the yawning photo.)

Terri said...

The perfect post for Mom's Day. Congratulations to the happy parents, and to your whole family.
Hugs

Barb said...

Wow, I'm welling up just reading about your new little niece. Congratulations, what a sweet little blessing for your family! I can't wait to see all of the beautiful things you make for her.

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, Kristie. She is adorable! What a joy after all this time. Tears of happiness. :)

Lynne said...

What a beautiful gift to your family. My heart bleeds for the birth mother as it rejoices with your family!

Quiltstory said...

I can't believe how darling those sweaters are! I thought I knew how to knit...maybe not. So Beautiful!

Ali said...

So cute! I can't wait to see more of the things you make for her.

Tawny said...

Awwww -just beautiful. The baby and the sweater of course!

cakegirl said...

Great story, my most heartfelt congratulations to entire family.

cakegirl said...

Great story, my most heartfelt congratulations to entire family.

Kelsey said...

Oh my gosh what a treasure she is! Huge congrats to your sister and family. The sweater is beautiful, I'm sure your sis was over the moon for a million reasons this Mother's Day.

Kim Drapic said...

What a precious gift. Congratulations to all.

Poppyprint said...

Awwww! This is such a lovely beginning for their family - thanks for sharing! I had seen that gorgeous tiny sweater on IG and wondered who it was for. Congratulations to everyone!!!

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