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January 3, 2006

Christmas 2005: Last Things First, Vol. IV

When I said I would be done the Christmas wrap-up by January 1, I failed to anticipate that we would be so unplugged this weekend that I would scarcely think about blogging. So I've given myself a wee extension, and hope to be done by tomorrow. Speaking of wee...

What a Difference a Year Makes

Christmas 2004
Christmas 2005

You might remember that last year's Christmas knitting had an last-minute addition when baby Sydney arrived a little bit early and a lot bit tiny. This Christmas she's a rambunctious chunk of a girl who is in the 95th percentile for height. Oh, and she started walking at 11 months. But that doesn't mean she's too big to get a hand-knit sweater from Auntie Gringa!

This year Syd's mom, Rachel, put in a request for a brown sweater with a pink heart for Christmas. I took it on the honeymoon, and finished it with time and yarn to spare. I've always thought this sweater would look adorable with a little denim skirt, so when I was trying to think of an appropriate accessory to make with the extra yarn the answer was obvious...

...Leg Warmers

The leg warmers were easy-cheesy, I basically used a sleeve pattern and added some ribbing at the top and bottom. And they came out so dang cute that I had to make sure that she had the full outfit. It just so happened the BabyGap had a denim skirt on sale in her size.

Syd's Outfit.jpg
I can't wait to see pictures of her in this!

Posted by shannon at January 3, 2006 1:17 PM | For related posts: Christmas Knitting 2005, For Sydney, Roll-Neck Heart Sweater


What an adorable little girl who's got an adorable little outfit!

Posted by: Annette at January 3, 2006 1:39 PM

Love the outfit! So stylish! And oh my god, aren't babies amazing? So much in one year! I barely remember what I did yesterday and there she goes GROWING UP!

Posted by: Cara at January 3, 2006 1:40 PM

I can't not believe I had a child that small. BTW, the leg warmers are RIDICULOUS. Got several comments on tuesday as I had her out and about. They ranged from, are those pants? to, are those tights? I got to reply with glee, "no, don't you remember leg warmers???"
Thank you tia, xoxoxoxoxo

Posted by: Rachel at January 5, 2006 8:08 AM