Cowgirl, Butterfly, or Astronaut?

As my little daughter grows, changes, and begins to assert more and more personality I find myself thinking a lot about who she will become.  There are so many interesting things happening in her development; I have to wonder how much of who she is right now will remain as she grows older. How much of who we are as adults was around when we were small?  It’s a big question, and one that leaves me a little in awe of the power of nature and nurture to affect who our children are and will become.  To those of you with older children I have to ask: do your kids hold on to certain mannerisms, moods, and preferences as they get older? Is the essence of who we are as a unique person around from the time that we’re small? It’s fascinating!

Anyway… While pondering such questions, I came across the Cowgirl Butterfly Astronaut Vest from fawn pea, and the name truly resonated with me.  My little PB could be any and all of these things!  Oh, and the pattern is super cute, free, and uses buttons. Sold.

Unfortunately, PB wants nothing at all to do with this knit.  She usually loves wearing (and modeling) her hand knits, but for some reason this elicits quite a strong almost-two-year-old reaction. Hence the hanger photos!

This was a fun project to knit, though a little more detailed than I wanted at the time. It kept getting set aside after each step, awaiting the shoulder ruffles or button bands.  That said, this vest knit up quick, and the little touches that make it unique were the most fun!  The yarn is from the recently disbanded Portland company Pico Accuardi. I was sad to hear about this for two reasons: they’re a local company supplying yarn to Stash, and I loved working with this yarn! It’s naturally dyed, so the colors are truly special.

Are you knitting anything for a young person in your life right now?

6 thoughts on “Cowgirl, Butterfly, or Astronaut?

  1. oh too lovely. I really like that. I think it’ll get a load of wear.

    I’m knitting a doll version of one of the tops I’ve made for Alice during the year! That’s her special gift from me.

  2. So cute! I’m knitting booties for my nephew, who will be born in the spring – I hope he loves them, but I KNOW my sister will. 🙂

  3. very cute knit. I have a 2 year old son (almost 3) who recently decided that he didn’t want to wear a sweater vest that I knit for him. I too am amazed almost every day by how his little personality changes. So cool, frustrating at times, but mostly cool to watch my little baby become a person. Love your blog!

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