Not only do I have a grown-up friend named Ella, but now it turns out that I have a smaller blonde version as well.
Here she is: 7 months or so. Ella Louisiana Philpot Buvel. All cheeks.
The shirt says it all.
But let me direct your attention to her cardigan.
That's right, gentle readers. That's a handknit gift from yours truly. Beautifully styled and modeled by Cheeky Ella.
Pattern: Baby Shrug by Debbie Bliss - another freebie courtesy of the interwebs
Yarn: Rowan Bamboo Tape (discontinued) in Antique Rose
Needles: US 7 for the ribbing; US8 for the rest
This is a quick and easy project. You start from the back hem and knit it all in one piece all the way to the front hem. After the main body is done, you seam the underarm and sides before knitting on the ribbing. The pattern is well written and rather elegant in construction.
And the end result is adorable. Both the model and the garment. Cute!