A heritage knit. That’s the word my friend Glennae told me applies to this very dear-to-me little project. And since it can be combined to serve as Friday Eye Candy, well, that’s the kind of thing a working mom just loves.
This is the Swedish Day Dress from Minnowknits Too.
You are seeing it here as photographed on its fourth wearer.
I knitted it in 2001, shortly after the arrival of my goddaughter.
It has been worn by that child and her two sisters that followed.
And I am so grateful that my mom
managed to pull it out of the chaos of that household to return it to me for Darling Bebe to wear.
The long-discontinued yarn is Schoeller + Stahl Bari, a very soft cotton/acrylic blend. It has been machine washed and dried more times than I can possibly imagine and it still looks pretty good.
Note: My fellow knitters who look down their noses at anything containing acrylic have never knitted nor clothed an active child. We are not talking about it-melts-if-you-put-a-match-near-it plastic stuff here.
I think the best part is knowing that Darling Bebe will be able to wear it for the next few seasons before it is retired to that special place I keep cherished objects.