My momma loves to send out boxes of goodies for me and the kids every month or so. We absolutely love getting them...but c'mon who doesn't love getting packages in the mail! Last month she sent out a Valentine's themed box with all sorts of V-day fun inside but what I loved most about it was that she included a few knits that my Grandma (my Dad's momma) ever so carefully knit with alpaca for my siblings and I when we were just wee ones. Dare I call them vintage? Am I really that old?
This little red number is about a 2T/3T in size. If fits Penelope like a glove, as if she was meant to wear it. It couldn't be more perfect for her.
I love all the little detail that was put into this dress from the little flowers knitted onto the front, the sweet little eyelets across the skirt portion of the dress and then right down to that lovely reverse scalloped hem.
There are even two tiny little buttons on the back enclosure...and they held up after all this time. Good going Grandma, very well-made indeed!!
The box also included this cream dress, I'm guessing it's around 12-18 months in size. Sorry for the wrinkles, I swear it didn't look this wrinkly when I was taking the pictures!
As a knitter, I am just in awe over all the little details that she put into this dress. I know how long something like this must have taken and I just smile knowing she knit these by hand just for me and my sisters.
I love the scoop back of this dress...just beautiful :-)
And lastly, here is a sweet little boy's sweater. I love how it has the Incan figure drawings knitted in the band across the top...so completely Peru in every way, I just love it!
Really, check out all that detail! There is not one hiccup in all that knitting...crazy amazing.
I really wish I could have known my Grandma so much better than I did (she lived in Peru and I only met her once!) especially since I feel like we have so much in common. We would have so much to talk about today. It would have been fun to knit together with her or talk about what project we were thinking of working on next. For now getting to share these hand-made knits with my children will do, how lucky am I to have something like this to pass down in our family!