Monday, May 7, 2012

Finally! The Child Succumbs to (Momentary) Warmth



Over the Easter weekend, I started and completed a Rubble jumper for my smallest.



It was a get-your-teeth-into-it, satisfyingly speedy knit.



Even though there have been many days of freeze-your-socks off, since Easter, it has taken veritable weeks for the child to feel the cold.



Admittedly with all that usual running around



and leaf-throwing



mischief,



the kid never really looks cold.

She was heard to declare: Mum I am soooooo snuggly! no more than three seconds before she took her Rubble jumper off.



I’ve had the Rubble pattern earmarked for ages, because it looks as sweet as all get-out as a layering garment and also because the sleeves are on the cropped side – oh, how the kid DETESTS warm wrists! (cue: Mama eye-roll).

Knitty details ravelled HERE.

38 comments:

mel @ loved handmade said...

It's gorgeous, you clever thing!! She looks so sweet in it too, little monkey, at least she tried it out my little guy has decided he doesn't do wool...

CurlyPops said...

Gorgeous and totally snuggly!

teddybearswednesday said...

gorgeous knit, gorgeous jumper.
and yay for feeling Snuggley x

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Nothing cuter than a kid in a handknit - if only it would stay on! Well done for lasting that long! I'm off to look up the pattern as it's getting colder I think it might be time to get back to knitting. it's been a few years.... p.s. Your kids are so adorable.

Suzanne Warren said...

I love those pictures. The jumper does look very snuggly indeed, and I would love one in my size. I might have to earmark for my daughter as she is sort of growing out of handknits at the moment.

clare's craftroom said...

It really is just gorgeous and just quietly so is your little one.

famfa said...

Gorgeous. Do they do them in adult size? Looks fab

Sally said...

So gorgeous. Love that great big cheeky smile. Pure mischief and delight.
The knit is pretty good too ;)

My Bearded Pigeon said...

the little one is getting so big, I love a hand knitted jumper on the small fry. beautiful photos and jumper.

trudi@maudeandme said...

Beautiful jumper and wool. And you have such a cutie!

Greer said...

It's terribly lovely. And now I'm gonna have to go and queue it.

Squiggly Rainbow said...

ooohhh and I love the colour! xx

Nikki said...

Yes, yes... super-cute jumper and a brilliantly crafty mama and all that.... but will you just LOOK at all that princess hair!! Rapunzel, ook out!

Nikki said...

LOOK.

I meant LOOK.

(And before you think I'm taking the pee, that was as accidental as your news comment!)

Cinnamon said...

I always think they are freezing to death (usually because I'm freezing to death), but when I stop to consider how they NEVER STOP MOVING UNLESS ASLEEP, I realize they are not lying when they say they are hot and that is the reason for having taken every last stitch of clothing off. (Oh yes, if you see naked children they're probably mine.)

I just love those shots of your littlest with the leaves in her hair and all that joy on her face! And let me not forget the sweater! 3/4 sleeves are genius for that age. Note to self...

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

She's obviously getting soft in her old age !
It's a beautiful jumper and the colour's perfect ..... I'D wear it in a flash .

Megan said...

I detest cold wrists! I have long arms so I often get left with cold wrists unless I shop carefully.

The jumper is gorgeous, you are absolutely right about its sweet-as-all-get-out-ness with layering it with proper long sleeves. And as a plus, you won't be able to tell if her arms have grown out of it next Winter!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

great knit, great kid, great photies.

could she spare some of that energy and enthusiasm? I'll take four bottles please.

humble habit said...

That's too cute, I don't get kids and the cold and why they don't feel it. I need a jumper like that right now.

Monica said...

Is lovely...and you have the perfect model for it!

Amanda Tipton said...

Ok I faved this pattern when you mentioned it earlier but now it's got to be made. Even though the heat is soon to be at boiling. I love it!! I love that we both share the same clothes battle too. I guess it makes all these shots more precious....Love seeing your little one! And great job on the jumper..

katiecrackernuts said...

I adore the colour of that wool - and I quite like the shape of the jumper for an adult. Is there an adult version? Maybe I should get my grandma "knit" on. *winks*

Allana said...

My Munchkin is not keen on jumpers and jackets either. Loving the rubble though, those sleeves are fantastic!

Tas said...

Gorgeous jumper, gorgeous kidlet, gorgeous photos. I'd martyr myself and wear it myself if it would fit me. Perhaps your next knit for the smallest should be a woman's size 12-14, just in case... ;)

heather said...

you turn me onto my favorite knitting patterns!!! how do you find them? keep it up! i am counting on you! although, i am making something now i learned from someone else... the wonderful wallaby hoodie. for max. have you seen that? mmmmm. i think this little rubble could be next though. i am in love! your littlest looks scrumdidliumptious.

Umatji said...

i love that sleeve length. at least you got some positive feedback before the winter nudity!!

Lola Nova said...

Beautiful!

june at noon said...

It'll be just perfect for her next Summer! (Joking aside, it's a really great piece of knittery.)

Jen said...

Can I have one too please?! ;-)

Fer said...

The girl is pretty damn cute, must take after her mama. :-)

I just went to put the pattern in my favourites but it was already there! Should actually knit it now.....

craftschmaft.com said...

That is one beautiful jumper, but not nearly as beautiful as you small. Well done you on both!

Brydie said...

oh too cute... snuggly cute!

Brydie said...

oh too cute... snuggly cute!

Beck said...

Your baby is looking so grown up!! And did I read that correctly..started and FINISHED in one weekend???? Oh my, that makes my head spin. Lovely to pop by your space, I haven't been to visit for a while..it's just as gorgeous as ever xo

Hayley Egan said...

so grown up!!

silverpebble said...

Hello, friendwhoI'venevermetfrom t'othersideoftheworld,

What is it about little ones and being adamant that warm clothes are not required? Bonkers.

She looks wonderful in it. Love the arms - very chic.

She looks all grown-uppish to me. As is my littlest. Although saying that she's sprawled out snoring on the settee as I type.

*Waving* (v. enthusiastically as you might not spot it from there)

Claudine said...

I stumbled across your blog via Pinterest [where most people stumble across most things these days!] but landed on a post dated May 11. I was crestfallen to think you may not be blogging anymore! Anyway, I was saved by the Blog Archive and lobbed over to your current and uptodate posts. Yay.

Anyway, I'm love the wool you used - actually, I think I bought some at the swanky shop on Collins Street last week! I used it to contrast with the muted browns I was using to make my Mister's scarf. Lovely feel.

A.n.y.w.a.y! I have an almost 5yr old who detests long sleeves and I've never thought to throw a 3/4 sleeve on him. Might ponder this as I browse your beautiful blog.

I'm a beginner knitter [scarfs, wraps and shawls at present] but trying to learn to crochet [a VERY patient aunt] as I love crocheted things.

Claudine

ZippyZippy said...

I would love a Rubble Jumper for myself!
Do they come in grown up size's
Jacqueline