In any case, I wanted to do something purposefully craft-y before the blessed break came to an end. I wanted to get the supplies for a project and actually finish it - something that rarely happens as evidenced by the chest of drawers and 3-4 Rubbermaid tubs stuffed with fabric and unfinished projects. Steve remains gracious and encouraging and said that I could buy the yarn to make the H a sweater. I found this pattern on Pinterest and bought brown yarn with a hint of a gold sparkle. And after crocheting off and on for nearly a week, I have the final results:
Let me just say that I LOVE this crochet pattern. The stitch pattern created a tight but flexible design which is perfect for a toddler's sweater. It doesn't oooze and lose its shape like so many other crocheted sweaters. The sizing was also super accurate. I compared the measurement of the 12-month size to teeny-tiny Harriet and it was perfect.
The obligatory Cousin Hug. We are trying to convince Harriet that she will never remember a time when she did not have matchy-matchy pictures with Jemima. Clara and I feel that this is only fair after all of the matchy-matchy pictures we had to endure.
Anyways, I'm really pleased with how the sweater turned out. It feels great to have a completed project on my super cute stinker of a kid.