Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Striped Cardigan, Cocoa O'Hare and Precious E-Mail


I hope you will indulge me again; I received another sweet Easter e-mail from Little Man (with the help of his Momma, my baby):

Dear Noni,

Momma pulled out the sweater you made for me last Easter. It's now a perfect fit! She told me that she wanted to take some pictures, and I insisted that we bring Cocoa O'Hare along, too. Hope you enjoy.

Can't wait to see you!

Love,

Little Man


The sweater is the Striped Cardigan in Sirdar's baby bamboo knits (323 Code B).  As evident, it was a little big last year.  I used the bamboo yarn recommended in the book.  It is incredibly soft.  I love that he is getting two years wear out of it.  ;)  And, I cannot wait to get some of those sweet little sugars (though I hear he has gotten quite stingy with those).

The bunny is a pattern by Susan B. Anderson from her Itty Bitty Toys book.  It is done in  a Brown Sheep cotton/wool blend.

If you want to see it from beginnings... to ready... to on Little Man, just click on the links.  Oh, my goodness, I can't believe how much he has grown and changed since last Easter.  Time is slipping away.

I am linking this to Kim's Wow Us Wednesdays!!

My heart is humbled as I remember the cause for this holiday celebration. 

He is risen...

blessings ~ tanna

43 comments:

texwisgirl said...

that is really sweet. that cardigan is beautiful!!!

(Lady Gourmet) Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, I love reading your posts. I feel like I am reading notes from an good friend. I don't blame you for missing that "little guy" he is precious. I am so glad that little man got two seasons out of that sweater. It is beautiful and made with love. It would be a shame to have only one year of wear. You are very talented.

Blessings,

Catherine
xo

Amanda said...

I just had to click on the link that took me back to last Easter. Can you believe how much he's grown?!

I am so excited that the sweater fits him again this year! Admittedly, I was a bit sad when I thought he wasn't going to have anything smocked or handmade to wear for Easter, and after trying the sweater on and having a perfect fit, well, I'm on cloud 9! Hopefully we'll have weather conducive to sweater-wearing (or at least sweater-wearing while picture taking - ha!). Love you! XOXOXOXO

Wanda said...

Tanna, how adorable. I must ask a question, his your litte man's hair a deep rich auburn red. If so, It's the color I was born with, now streaked with lots of gray. And our youngest daughter also got the red hair. It's so beautiful.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Wanda, his hair is more brown it appears in these photos, but it does have a reddish cast. My sister's hair is a deep, rich auburn red... I have always been jealous of that! Both my grandmothers had red hair, too. You redheads are lucky!

It's Just Dottie said...

I don't think there could ever be anything better than grandbaby love.
Smiles

Cozy Little House said...

What a handsome little man! I bet he makes all the little girls swoon.
Brenda

podso said...

Sigh! That top photo especially ... captures the kind of relaxed zone he is in with that comfy sweater, Cocoa O'Hare, and the thumb. How precious! Love that your daughter thought to take a photo for you!

Debbie said...

Good choice for the sweater; it's so classic looking. He sure does enjoy that little rabbit. So he's gettin stingy with his kisses, is he? LOL!

From the Kitchen said...

I thought that sweater was adorable the first time I saw it (have we been friends for an entire year now?) on Little Man!! The thumb and Cocoa O'Hare--so dear!

Have a wonderful Easter!!

Best,
Bonnie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, he is just getting so handsome. Love the sweater you made. We are just going to have to get little man and my Rachele together in the future. So funny that their hair is the same color.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

What a perfect-looking little boy! And, a great model for his hand knitted sweater from you, perfect-looking too!
Best,
Susan

Christine said...

Ahhh...your love for that little guy is boundless and I can see why.

Enjoy this season. It's a great reason to celebrate.

All That Glitters said...

Amazing!!! He is just precious!!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

How sweet! He is a doll and his sweater looks so nice on him. Love his hair color too! Have a great Easter week and weekend.

Lauri said...

As usual, the pictures are amazing and the sweater is oh-so-precious! No one but LM could pull that off so well and it makes the PERFECT Easter get-up!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Absolutely adorable! and a beautiful cardigan, as well!
Barb

Debbie said...

I've said it before, but I'll say it again. Your grandson is absolutely adorable. I love the cardigan and bunny. He's so blessed to have a talented grandma, and you're so blessed to have such a sweetie on whom to use the gift!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You are truly blessed Tanna...Happy Easter! ~Ann

nanny said...

And next year maybe brother can wear this special, handmade with such love sweater.....
The pictures are so precious!
When are you leaving?

Mary said...

You did a wonderful job with the sweater. He really looks darling in in it. The thumb and the bunny make it an Easter family heirloom. I hope you and all you love have a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

Ana said...

Sooo sweet! What adorable pictures. Sneaked a peak at your other posts...Wow, he has grown so much. Too cute! Have a blessed Easter.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Chatty Crone said...

I think I remembered when you made it for him - now he is in it! Time flies - and he is adorable - I love his hair color - he is so precious.

Happy Easter

sandie

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is so cute. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas! Have a great day.

Sjn said...

he is a cutie, and what beautiful hair on him! Love the sweater too, you are one talented Grandma. My little man (my middle daughter) is 13 months with a second little man (my oldest daughter) due in May. Isn't being a grandma fun!

Stacey said...

I remember when you made those. It doesn't seem that a whole year had already passed.

I know you all will have such a special time together this weekend.

He is risen indeed!

Hugs,
Stacey

Velva said...

Absolutely precious.....Precious, precious and precious again.

Velva

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

He is risen INDEED!!

The sweater and Cocoa and the thumb sucking little cherub are PRECIOUS!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

he is adorable.. what a precious gift those grandchildren are. I love the sweater you made. Very talented.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Oh my ~ what adorable pics and a handsome little guy and LOVE the sweater! We just had our FIRST grand-baby yesterday ~ a little girl!!!!! :))

Laura said...

Oh my gosh-
he is precious.
The sweater is amazing and you are so talented.

Have a blessed Easter,

Laura
White Spray Paint

Bailey said...

He is such a cute little boy and his sweater is so pretty :) you must be doubly proud!

Christina said...

That cardigan is so darling! I want one for each of my boys, they are 21 and 18 :)

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

HAPPY HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Love yall very much!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Sandy said...

What a cute cute little guy and lovely sweater

no spring chicken said...

He is risen indeed!

What beautiful knits...

Blessings, Debbie

Katherine said...

I absolutely love this sweater you made for Alex. It is one of my favorites and what a bonus that he got to wear it two years in a row! Hope you are enjoying your visit, I can only imagine how much fun you all are having!

Just a Girl said...

Wow, his cardigan is amazing, you are so gifted! And the bunny is adorable too, although your grandson is cuter. ;oD

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

~Just a Girl

Julie Harward said...

These are the sweetest pictures ever..of the boy..of the rabbit..of the thumb sucking, love that! :D

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Little man is so adorable, Tanna! He looked very fashionable in the beautiful sweater you made him and his bunny is so sweet!

I spent Easter with my grandsons thsi year ..it was very joyful! It was hard to say goodbye to fly home on Monday :( I spent the morning watching Flip videos that I took while visiting.

Cat said...

Aw, that email was a heart warmer for sure :)

He looks so cute in that sweater, how thoughtful of mom to take a pic and send it your way! (and it does fit perfectly...yeah!)

xx Cat brideblu

Vintage Begonia said...

What an adorable little man! Have a great weekend,
Jackie

Debbie said...

Tanna, I agree with all the above comments. How fortunate he is to have you as his Nonni. Hope you survived our recent spring storms. Thought of you and Vickie a lot these past few days.

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