So, yeah, your birthday is tomorrow, and your gift is still not finished. However, it is close. I ran into a few issues… but it is all cleared up now. When I come to visit you in three weeks, you will have a brand new, perfect-fit (*fingers crossed*) cardigan to wear this spring. Expect a photo shoot!
It should be a nice three-season cardigan. Since you live in the sunny south, you probably won’t be able to wear it in the heat of summer, but all other times of year should work. I think the coral-orange shade will be a great complement to your shiny chestnut hair. It is pretty and professional, much like you and your style. Of course, I considered green for the cardigan’s color – as you are a St. Paddy’s Day baby – but I figured that you had enough green in your closet, and maybe not enough of this color.
As I am knitting it, I am thinking about you and our many memories. You have grown into such a talented and beautiful young woman. Of course, you were always cute… the freckles and the big hazel eyes and now, here you are preparing for a new life with your Mr. I love him too, by the way. In fact, I have a feeling that after he sees this cardi, he may commission a sweater for himself. Tell him that I can’t knit a football jersey!
So… it will be finished soon. I hope you love it. I sure love you.
Happy birthday, baby girl~