"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, March 11, 2011

tiny dreams



both projects still need blocking


So, here are my two current knits.  For one I am using yarn from my afore mentioned stash.  For the other, a terrific find from my local Thrift.



I need to crochet 2 button loops and attach buttons to the Little Sisters Dress.

these buttons were tucked in my Christmas gift from Erin-----perfect
And I am thinking these vintage leather buttons for the Bulky Baby Bibbed Pullover

buttons are not attached but the more I look, the more I like
No, I don't have anyone this tiny at home anymore.  And there are no grandchildren in the near future.  But tiny things are so gratifying to knit!  I think the idea of a Grandma's hope chest is brilliant.  It takes the pressure off of the married daughter (I can just keep these things here where I can look and touch) and satisfies my need for tiny things. Besides, I can be patient knowing that every stitch that I knit just means that many more prayers offered for the tiny person that will some day fill these handmade garments, and my heart


Blessings,  Debbie

21 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful sweaters and I am drooling over your buttons. I think it's great to knit for a future recipient. The joy of knitting and knitting items you enjoy show in the project. I've donated a lot of hats to charity because that is what I enjoy but can only gift so many.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday. Thank you for joining in on the fun.

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  2. Two very sweet projects and what a great, huge bucket of buttons.

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  3. These are adorable, I love them! My 7yo son told me one day recently that I should go ahead and start knitting for his someday-children now, just to make sure they have enough clothes. So I guess it's never to early to start! :)

    Jess

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  4. What a beautiful thoughts/sentiments for your future grandchildren. The bulky pull over is my favorite. I wish I had someone small at home to fit into it. Mine are all in high school. Love the pail of buttons.

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  5. I want your button stash! Gosh I love buttons, I remember opening up tins of them my Babci had.

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  6. You are a good knitter! And, thank you for stopping by on my blog. Good luck with yours - you're doing well so far, it seems to me!

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  7. ahhh how sweet...love that idea
    Grandmas Hope chest...

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  8. The sweaters are cute, but your button stash is amazing! :D

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  9. Ohh, I'm lovin this post! Thank you for the link to the bibbed pullover pattern, we have a little guy in our family this will be perfect for! I think we are all magpies commenting today, the button box...ahhhh buttons.

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  10. I'll echo Dutch Hollow - want the button stash! Yes. Yes, I do. :)

    Happy fiber arts Friday!

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  11. Adorable. I especially love the first photo... and of course the button stash!

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  12. Your projects are lovely. I am always amazed at the variety of buttons available, both new and vintage. Finding the ones that are "just right" makes the knit wear even more beautiful.

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  13. Oh what a great idea! A nice stockpile of grandchild gifts! Beautiful sweaters.

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  14. Enjoyed looking at your lovely projects. I have knit several children patterns and really enjoy the projects. It's just fun to knit those tiny little clothes.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  15. Oh I love the idea of Grandmother's hope chest...I have written a post for this week on "hope chest". I do have a quilt I am going to start for my future grandchildren....we lost one to miscarriage in November and I want a quilt for them to sleep under when they come to visit. Now I do love the idea of Grandmother's hope chest.
    Love your knitting projects....something I haven't done in years!!

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  16. These are SO darling! Thank you so much for the inspiration. I'm off to download that dress pattern.

    Blessings...

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  17. Love the idea of Granny's hope chest--so clever! The sweaters are so precious! It is fun to make those smaller, quick gratification items!
    :)

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  18. Ohhh you are so wise! I think I will allow myself to build a grandma's chest and enjoy every moment of it. [o= My 1st ds got married last October and they are going to wait so I think this is a wonderful way to give me some patience.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))!
    -Mary

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  19. A grandmothers chest! What a lovely thought!Your handknits are beautiful! I love them both equally! The wool is just gorgeous! SO endearing-- I have such an urge to knit little things than I mourn that there is no one to fill them. Thank you for the idea!

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  20. What a blessing Debbie! Having adopted older children (4 & 6) I never got to have the little clothes. I tried to talk my mom into planning ahead and making a set of little clothes for each one for me to put away for when my kids had kids but she never went for the idea. It makes me sad the number of baby clothes I saw going out the door for cousins but there'll be nothing from her for my kids to use, I guess she just assumed she'd be here when the time came. They have their toys she made for them so they did receive something from her needles but I mourn the little layets they won't have, they were so tiny and lacy and soft. Silly, I know.

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  21. I've always liked the idea of what I call, Grandma's Someday Box. The future may be "nearer" than you think. I found that once the grandchildren do start coming how quickly the little knitted things disappear from the box - and then bigger projects are cast onto longer needles. Your little treasures are soooo cute.
    Karen A.

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