I made this sweater as a thank you gift for my sweet friend, Tracey. Well, it is actually for her adorable daughter, Scarlet, but seeing our babes all dressed up does a mama's heart good, doesn't it? I wanted to send her a little something in thanks for all of the time she spent on the graphics of my hockey quilt pattern. Lord knows it would have never came to be without her! She is always cheering me on with my knitting, so I decided this would be just the thing.
I used the tiny tea leaves pattern, which I have made a couple times before for my girls, but this time modified it to make the neck not so wide. I added a few lilac pearl buttons, since Tracey was such a fan of those on my niece's sweater. Inside, I stitched in a label by Izzy and Ivy I still had from my Sewing Summit grab bag in 2011.
And speaking of Tracey, not sure if you saw her Blogger's Quilt Festival post, but she has now finished and gifted the amazing scrappy sprouts quilt to her good friend, Chelsa, who is fighting cancer. This is an absolutely gorgeous quilt and sentiment, and I was so happy to be able to contribute some blocks to its making. I think I need to make one for me!
(photo by traceyjay quilts, used with permission)