Check out this adorable wee knit. Its the "Trio" Cardi from Sublime.
Because I bought it! I bought a hand knit baby sweater at my LYS!
I went into Passionknit to pick up yarn for the project this morning and as I was pulling some beautiful Sublime Baby Cotton Kapok in these three colours, I was simultaneously handed this adorable cardi by the very woman who knit it! Her knitting is flawless - she is renowned for assembly and finishing other's knits to perfection and here she was handing me a finished knit (the store sample) for the same cost as buying the yarn?
And check out the buttons!
...notice she sewed them on with the colours that relate to the stripes in which they appear! How clever is that?
But the family who, because of their affiliation with My Beloved, no doubt expect a hand knit from me/us, will still receive one...from us. It just won't be "of" us. I don't think that will matter. Will it?
I think this solution makes everybody happy. (Especially me!)
I do think, however, I can't bring myself to affix one of these....