Posted on the actual Autumnal Equinox, officially it occured locally at 1:44 a.m. today. I am a passionate yearner for Autumn, the cooling temperatures and moist air I waited for all summer long. Its here . . . Autumn has arrived ! And so have the cardigans !
In a celebration of the season, I gleefully post the Autumn cardigans I’ve knit for my nieces over the summer (all posts here). First, the one for eldest niece who is Thirteen, who’s eyes match exactly the colorway of her cardigan ~~ light turquoise & oyster shell . . .
And this time I embroidered little name labels for them, on bits of calico print I had about.
And next, for one who is Ten , a real live mermaid who likes to dress in coral & sea moss . . .
And her name label . . .
And I happen to have more than enough shell buttons saved up for both, and didn’t have to buy any!
However, in the case of the coral/moss cardigan, the camera definitely favored the red tones and would not ‘see’ the richness of the green, and so it looks much more muted than it really is ( as shown in this post HERE.) Odd thing about light and cameras, some color matches just won’t show up as with the human eye. You’ll just have to take my word, that the warm slightly terra cotta pink and moss green are lovely together.
In the weeks ahead we are planning the seasonal photo shoot in Calistoga ((crossing fingers it will cool significantly and not be an Indian Summer heat-wave to torture heavy tweed-wearing nieces)) so you’ll just have to sit tight until then. In the mean-time, here are the cheerful & colorful still-life photos, patiently awaiting the beautiful girls they will adorn.
As always my lovely friend – a job very well done – beautiful! X
Gorgeous! They came out beautifully, Brava!
A good job done – and bang on time.
Lucky nieces!! Can’t wait to see the live photoshots of the girls. Aren’t they lucky to have an auntie who knits such beautiful sweaters for them.
These are just lovely, such beautiful colours!
Those are beautiful sweaters, very lucky nieces you have.
Beautiful! I adore your hand embroidered name tags! Sweet, sweet, sweet.
So sweet and I love your finishing, personalized touches. Hope they realize and appreciate how lucky and blessed they are to have you in their lives…and knit for ’em 😀