When Girlfriend said that this might be her last Halloween, I realized that my little girl is growing up. My last Halloween was when I was 12 and I *think* I was Raggedy Andy (times were simpler then). I walked door to door with my then girlfriend Carol who was a couple of years younger than me so she was Raggedy Ann (again, times were simpler then). This was the year my sister was born and I remember that times were pretty bad economically and people hung white handkerchiefs in their mailboxes signifying that there would be no candy there.
I thought of this because today is Halloween, first of all, and second of all, I have this book, Just Like Me Knits by Brandy Fortune (of the online knitting magazine, Petite Purls and blog site Pixie Purls) sitting in front of me. I got it earlier this year and have been meaning to write about it because it is honestly one of the cutest little kid books out there.
The photography is so sweet. Brandy photographs her children modeling her knits like we did with Girlfriend when she was their age. As I look through the pages I have a bittersweet feeling for Girlfriend's fleeting little-girl-ness, if you know what I mean. These patterns are a mixture of knitting and sewing and most of them come in two versions: One for a little girl or boy and a matching one for the child's doll.
Many of the patterns are small enough to knit up quickly: caps, vests, a shrug for a little girl and her dolly, socks, beaded bracelets, whimsical matching bear caps and a little sewn dress.
We're getting down to the wire for Holiday knitting, so I thought I would do a giveaway, just in time.
Leave a comment telling me when you stopped trick-or-treating and what your costume was, and in a few days I'll do a random drawing!
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