On January 14th, my baby turned 14. Champagne birthday. Full-on teenager.
She's now taller than me, growing up to be a great person and she's a riot.
To celebrate she had her two best friends over for movies (Dirty Dancing, Perfect Pitch and Strictly Ballroom), music (from A-ha to Florence & the Machine), boy chat (the cast of The Outsiders and boys in popular culture that I have no idea about) and not-much sleep.
Emma, may your life have lots of moments like these:
In a nice coincidence, I also finished the sweater I was making for her in the wee hours before her actual birthday. It wasn't a surprise, but it was still a nice gift.
It's Owls with some modifications. Emma wanted a loose sweater so I made the 38" size with no waist shaping. By request, I also made the extra long cuffs with thumbholes. It's two colours of Debbie Bliss Luxury Donegal Tweed chunky because that's what I had in the stash. I rather like it.
My silly teen-model likes it too:
It still needs to be blocked and Emma decided she wants all the owls to have button eyes. 38 buttons.
Good thing I love her so much.
(and the sweater fits me too!)