Isn't she a doll! That is Miss Edith Anne Boyle grand daughter of one of my dear friends and daughter of one of my favorite young women. I have known grandmother Cheryl for many years and Mama Katie as soon as she was born. Katie has always been very special to me. When she realized who exactly Santa Clause was, she and I went shopping for many years for stocking stuffers for her Mom and Dad. We even shopped one year when Katie had her leg in a cast. What a trooper. Katie's wedding was the most beautiful, perfect evening wedding on the shore of Lake Michigan with a full moon. First came Abraham then Edith Anne.
When Edith Anne was born, I couldn't wait to get my hands on pink yarn. I found this adorable flower pattern and had to make it. I ordered every shade of pink dk yarn from Knit Picks so I could find the four which blended best together. (Another bump up in my stash) I changed my mind many times until I finally settled on this blend. Edith Anne just turned 1 a couple of weeks ago so this time last year I was busily knitting this girly hat for a very petite baby girl. I knit the newborn size because I wanted this beautiful child to wear this adorable hat as soon as possible. Edith Anne and her family live in Chicago so it took a while before they came to Michigan. One weekend in the summer Cheryl's whole family met at their cottage at the lake. I was a little nervous because I was afraid she might have out grown this dainty little hat. The first time I set eyes on Edith Anne, it was love at first sight. What an absolutely beautiful child. So delicate and so petite. She swam in the hat! I didn't need to worry about her out growing it! Better too big than too little! Edith Anne is the spitting image of her beautiful Mama. Every time I see a picture of EA, I see Katie. It's in her eyes, her adorable little nose and her smile.
I encourage you to find a "go to" signature baby pattern that you love. As babies come into your life, there is nothing more appreciated than something uniquely hand knit. Baby yarn so is different today than when Mary Helen taught me to knit. It used to be pastel pink, blue, green and yellow. I've always said a knitter invented amniocentesis so they wouldn't have to knit in green and yellow. Today there is no limit on the colors of baby yarn just as there is no limit on the cuteness of babies