Finished Project: A Jumper for Meira

Jumper with crocheted picot lace edging

My granddaughter will look lovely in this lilac jumper I just finished. The pattern is “Wildflower DK” by Plymouth and I used Sublime baby cashmere marino silk dk yarn. I know a bit extravagant for a baby but I loved its soft feel and the color choices. I promised Meira’s mother I’d hand wash the outfit! Thanks to my mother, I learned how to do the crochet edge. Never too old for new learning!

 Hippo buttons! 

My label!


Works in progress: color block sweaters for the grandsons, a needlepoint pillow, and a crazy poncho type sweater from scraps for my daughter-in-law or sister. They’ll decide.  Plenty to do, yet a local yarn shop has advertised a sale and I’m tempted to visit.


About cyclingrandma

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. ( I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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30 Responses to Finished Project: A Jumper for Meira

  1. julia christine stephen says:

    Wow beautiful…it takes me a year to finish anything knitted. 😉


  2. Adeena says:

    It’s beautiful!! Can’t wait! 🙂


  3. I love all the little details you have put on it. Lovely.


  4. Northern Narratives says:

    I love the design and color of the jumper. The hippo buttons are perfect!


  5. How beautiful. My goodness, such a perfect gift from Grandma. I think she will feel very special when she wears this.


  6. Glad to see that creativity thing going on!


  7. Gilla says:

    Magnificent!! I am new to knitting..haven’t finished anything yet!


  8. zannyro says:

    I LOVE the buttons…it’s such a special thing that you have done….wonderful.


  9. Gorgeous! This is beautiful.


  10. SMB says:

    So inspiring! Just beautiful. I love the hippo buttons. Something I would love to learn but the crafty genes seemed to only go to my elder and younger sisters!


  11. Barbara klein says:

    Zie apfel gefallen nicht fahr nach zie baume’. I’ll accept criticism of my French.
    Gorgeous! Love, Mom


    • Adeena says:

      Zie apfel nisht gefallen fahr fun die baum might be more correct, although I’m not fluent either 🙂 (And, I don’t know how to say “far” so I’m taking your word for it. )
      See you next month!


  12. nancy Polster says:

    The jumper is adorable and your detail work is quite impressive. You may also like to visit the website EwesD’ This is where I work. The actual store’s name is Ewes D’Bleu Yarns of Distinction. We have many beautiful hand dyed yarns. A list of the companies that we supply are on the site. We offer free shipping and free winding of the yarn. The owners name is Helen and she can be reached at 1 (216) 319-6559. Please go to the site and see some beautiful projects that our customers have completed. Happy Knitting.


  13. OK something about an apple and a tree? Beautiful work and really lovely color. Picked up knitting a couple of years ago after a 30 year hiatus, it’s very meditative for me except when I have to pull out stitches…currently trying my hand on a giraffe toy for the much anticipated, late summer grandbaby girl! Chris


  14. Absolutely beautiful! Your granddaughter will look so precious in this! 🙂


  15. This is from Nancy Polster, knitter extraordinaire, from Ohio. For some reason WordPress wouldn’t allow her to comment!
    This is what I wanted to post. I would appreciate it you could paste this on your blog. Thanks:

    Lovely jumper Lisa and your detail work is quite impressive. For you and all the other knitters out there you may also want to visit a website called EwesD’ The actual the full name of the store is Ewes D’Bleu Yarns of Distinction. They have lovely hand dyed yarns and other beautiful yarns. A list of the yarn companies that they supply are listed on the site. You can reach the owner Helen at 1 (216) 319-6559. They offer free shipping and also free winding of the yarn. Please look at this site to see what some of the customers have created. Happy Knitting.


  16. Patti Winker says:

    ah… so pretty – both the dress and little Meira. Looks like you’ve got yourself a pretty little redhead, yes? Lilac will be gorgeous on her. 😉 Lovely project for a lovely dear.


  17. Suzanne says:

    It is gorgeous! What a lucky granddaughter.


  18. Suzanne says:

    Have you been to the lovely knitting store in Granville Ohio? Near Kenyon and beautiful stuff.


  19. Leah says:

    This is just adorable! Love it!


  20. Ruth Bailey says:

    What a lovely treasure for your granddaughter! May she have a little sister or a girl cousin so more than one child can enjoy grandma’s handiwork!


  21. Madelaine says:

    Gorgeous handiwork for a gorgeous little girl! 🙂


  22. Beautiful work Lisa! My knitting has been on the back burner lately, time to pick up sticks again.


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