"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

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

the finished maile



There was only a bit of complaining (really) during the working of this pattern as I found certain assumptions were made with it's writing.  It was assumed that I would just 'know' things that perhaps I should have known but didn't.  Every project gives me more experience and with it comes more confidence. I'll make this again.  And this time Nikki Van De Car will be correct in assuming that I know... because now I do.  I LOVE it...







.... and more importantly, so does she!


Joining Ginny's Yarn Along
Blessings, Debbie

66 comments:

  1. Your little sweater turned out so cute! I can't believe the detail, I can see a special family heirloom:@)

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  2. Oh my, oh my, oh my, that is the cutest little baby sweater I've ever seen. Just precious. Mother to be is so pleased. You did a beautiful job on that little sweater. I can't wait to see the little granddaughter wearing it.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  3. That sweater is absolutely beautiful. I agree, family heirloom.

    Cindy Bee

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  4. Beautiful daughter and beautiful sweater!! You outdid yourself with that exquisite knitting.

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  5. Debbie, I am so glad you had the opportunity to learn more about this great craft. What a sweet little sweater, it's adorable. I will have to remember this pattern so if I am blessed with more grands I will be ready.
    Your daughter is beautiful!

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  6. Oh how gorgeous on both accounts, baby jacket and your daughter :)

    xx

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  7. How she must have been anticipating what wonderful beauty you were making for the baby....looks like she was pleased with the outcome! Looks like the baby will be here soon? So much joy and potential! And excitement....
    Love, d.

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  8. The sweater turned out beautifully, so dainty!

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  9. Absolutely adorable! When I was expecting, my favorite gifts of all were the handmade ones. I wish I had more of the handiwork skill.

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  10. That is so sweet. You are very talented.

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  11. What a beautiful thing! And what a beautiful job!

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  12. Ooh pretty. Lovely detail. Lucky little person, oh and mama too.

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  13. Oh how precious! And you did such a beautiful job - you are very talented :) Have a lovely day!

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  14. It turned out beautifully! The yarn is a lovely match to the pattern.

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  15. Oh my gosh, do I love that sweet little sweater! How long have you been knitting? I've crocheted since I was seven, so it is super easy for me and I am very confident in tackling advanced patterns, but I just started knitting over the winter (after several previous failed attempts.) I can't wait to be able to make cute little sweaters like you! The thing that intimidates me the most with knitting is messing something up. With crochet, you just rip out your mistake and it's no big deal. But it seems so much more difficult with knitting. I mis-knitted two rows of the baby blanket I'm working on right now and it was such a pain to correct it, that I ended up just leaving the mistake in, and I'll probably stick the same two mis-knitted rows in somewhere else later in the blanket to balance it. I felt like crying. :)

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  16. So sweet! I am going to attempt a baby girl sweater soon.....but something much simpler than yours. ;)

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  17. It's so pretty! The color is perfect!

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  18. Your daughters are all so beautiful!

    Hillary is glowing.

    That sweater is amazing - I want to knit like you when I grow up!

    Deanna

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  19. the maile is perfect in every way!!!! (and obviously loved!!!)

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  20. super cute! love the colourway!! very lovely!

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  21. Handmade gifts are so special. I think the sweater turned out great!

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  22. The sweater is beautiful...an heirloom. Your daughter looks so pretty and in great shape for her pregnancy. (The sweater does look difficult!)

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  23. The sweater turned out beautifully! I just knit a Maile as well and I admit I complained a LOT when it came to joining the sleeves. :) But it is a sweet little pattern.

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  24. I love it! You're so good! Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous!

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  25. I love that baby sweater, but I noticed that too about the pattern. It was a little bit daunting and I moved onto another baby sweater pattern.

    It is absolutely gorgeous and you're daughter is a lucky girl.

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  26. I love this little sweater, the pattern is wonderful!

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  27. Beautiful, Debbie!! That smile surely made every stitch worth it. And to learn something along the way? Priceless. :) Praying for your girls, too.

    Love & prayers, ~Lisa

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  28. What a beautiful cardigan and I love your photographs of the reveal. What a lucky baby and Mama to receive such a thoughtful gift :o)

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  29. what a wonderful gift. that sweater is so sweet. :)

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  30. The sweater is gorgeous and mommy-to-be definitely looks pleased!

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  31. Oh my gosh!!!! you did an awesome job it is an heirloom quality knit up!

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  32. Oh your daughter just glows and that is the cutest sweater. I love that pattern so much. The color is just perfect.

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  33. What a beautiful sweater, and you daughter looks absolutely glowing. A new grandchild, how wonderful!

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  34. It's beautiful, Debbie! I can appreciate the woes of struggling through a knitting pattern. I'm working on a sweater for my daughter and I've ripped it out several times and am still puzzled at the pattern notes- or rather-- why what I end up with is different (count-wise), than she has noted. Argggh! Great job pressing on and ending up with a beautiful piece for your granddaughter! How precious!

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  35. Oh how sweet and it's so adorable. You have beautiful daughter :)

    I love the color of the sweater.
    You are wonderful in made it.

    Blessing,
    Delvalina

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  36. Wow! So delicate and beautiful. What a lovely gift :) Lucky Mama and baby :)

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  37. Oh what a sweet, sweet little thing. Mama's looking really good! Is the wee one due soon? I can't wait to see pictures!

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  38. What a beautiful sweater for a special little one!

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  39. What a delicately knitted gift. The pattern might have brought you a little bit of a snag but oh, the finished sweater is so elegantly feminine - color and all.
    Karen A.

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  40. Your handiwork is just amazing! What a sweet sweater for your sweet granddaughter... so lovely! :)

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  41. Oh wow, that is soo cute!! Good job!

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  42. A really lovely cardigan! And you are to have a grand-daughter? Congratulations! How wonderful! :)

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  43. That little sweater is so sweet. You do beautiful work.

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  44. Oh my goodness. That is so breathtaking!! Color, pattern, new momma, all gorgeous. I know how totally precious those gifts are, as I have been so blessed by friends and family who knit for my girls. I treasure each handknit and I am sure Hillary will too!

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  45. I am in awe of that gorgeous little sweater and what a blessing for the mama-to-be! Wonderful work indeed. :)

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  46. What a cute little sweater! I love the color.

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  47. Beautiful! I can just imagine the little babe so cozy in it! I think I made a sweater for my daughter in a very similar yarn. I love it.

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  48. DARLING! I'm impressed. I haven't done a garment in quite awhile. This is so sweet though. I do have a baby shower to go to in the near future... so I will consider this inspiration! :)

    ~Liz

    P.S. Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your blog and am following you now. I love the LIW quote and your profile is fabulous! :)

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  49. Aww...so sweet...the sweater...the mama...and the post!

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  50. Oh my goodness, Debbie! This just might be the prettiest baby sweater I've ever seen...and it's even more special that it is knit by the precious mom/grandma.

    Hillary looks so beautiful. It is obvious that everyone is doing a bit of happy waiting, which is how it should be.

    {{excited hugs}}

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  51. The baby sweater is just gorgeous! It couldn't be prettier!!!!

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  52. Oh, soooooo, sooooo beautiful and perfect!! I am so excited for you, Debbie!! So excited. blessings ~ tanna

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  53. Adorable sweater. I love patterns that teach me things about knitting that I didn't know before.

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  54. Very cute little baby coat, and lovely photos. She looks so delighted.

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  55. I love baby sweaters and this one you made is beautiful!

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  56. What a precious gift! I am guessing it will be treasured for generations.

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  57. Ohh, it is so sweet and gorgeous!! Can't wait to see some pics of it being worn :-) such exciting and special times for you all xx

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  58. Truly a darling little sweater. Can't wait to see pictures of the new babe in it!

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  59. It is a beautiful sweater and I love the way you displayed it on the plate, and then - with the new wearer's mom! perfect.

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