I love it. What really really warms my heart is how much she loves it.
Sonya has seen Mommy making it for her, and I wonder if that’s part of the reason she doesn’t want to take it off. I hope she feels as if she’s wrapped in Mommy’s love for her. That’s what I like to think, anyway. Whatever it is, even if it’s just the fabulous color or the soft texture or the comfy fit, Sonya wants to wear her cardigan through meals, at naps, under her snowsuit.
She protests when I try to take it off before I think she’s going to get messy. After the first peanut butter and jelly stain on one elbow, I had to remind myself that I invested in high-quality, washable Projekt B yarn and made the sweater so that it could be worn. I gave it to Sonya. It’s hers.
And I’m surprised and touched by how much she appreciates what I’ve made, and how tenderly she treats it.
Sonya has been trying to figure out how to button the cardigan by herself. She concentrates patiently on getting the little turquoise flower through the loophole.
The perfect button really finishes off a sweater. Credit goes to my friend Molly Ann, once again, for finding the perfect one in her vast collection.
And for crocheting this fabulous trim on the sleeve. I could not have achieved such perfection on my own.
I’m sure there will be many, many more pictures of Sonya in this cardigan. As happy as she looks in it, I think that I’m even happier seeing her in it.
By the way, Drex dressed her this morning, and it was Sonya’s idea to pair the cardigan with her pink tutu skirt. Little fashionista in the making.
Well, she also decided to walk around most of the day in just one pink snow bootie. The asymmetry didn’t seem to bother her.