Little Red


I get asked sometimes about how I photograph my kids, generally speaking.  I am not a huge fan of portrait type photos, just my personal preference.  I like photographs of my kids just being themselves, doing whatever it is that they are doing.  Most of them don’t even notice my camera anymore or they are just really good at ignoring me.  And while it must seem like I am constantly taking photographs, I’m actually not.  My camera is usually tucked away in its case.  My kids like to have me photograph their projects or good finds (“Get a picture of this snake, Mommy!”) and that is oftentimes why I get it out out to begin with.

I did ask Larkspur to wear her new Phoebe’s Sweater so that I could take photos of it for my Ravelry page.  This is usually what I do to get photos of finished knits, so an exception to my typical photos.  Photographing knits on older children is sort of difficult though.  I mainly get photos of the back of garments.  Larkspur doesn’t have the same “Look at me!” personality that Beatrix does.

Anyway, here it is!  I knit this sweater in Quince & Co. Osprey yarn in the Winesap colorway, which is an absolutely beautiful red.  I don’t think my photographs do it justice.  (I find taking photos of anything red to be a challenge.)  Because the Osprey is technically an aran weight yarn rather than a bulky one, this sweater isn’t as dense as Larkspur’s last one.  It really is pretty though and I thoroughly enjoyed knitting with the Osprey.

This was the biggest project on my Fall knitting to do list, and I am so pleased to have it finished!  Larkspur loves it and I know she’ll be wearing it all winter.

(The pattern can be purchased here.)


  1. Tiffany M. says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Oh my goodness! I am not a knitter but in my fantasy land in my head I think I would like to be. I should break out the needles again and imagine that I could knit something as fabulous as this!

  3. This is simply beautiful! Love it! Wonderful! xxx

  4. How utterly gorgeous! What little girl would not love her own Red Riding Hood cardigan/jacket/hoodie! I reckon I’d wear it to bits, too.

  5. Dawn Craig says:

    I lack the beautiful talent that you have with knitting. Do you know of any sites that sell the sweater already made? It is so pretty and I would love one for my toddler. I did some online searches and all I could find was the pattern being sold. Oh, I also wanted to let you know that I very much enjoy reading your blog. Thanks!

  6. A really very special sweater and I love the pictures:)

  7. Those pictures made me smile. Absolutely beautiful knitting…

  8. Stunning photo’s, I’m with you I love to see the more natural photos , beautiful sweater too. X

  9. Oh my! This is absolutely, totally gorgeous, Ginny! I love it! When I see all your beautiful work it makes me wish I could knit. I admire it so when I see women knitting and making those needles fly! 🙂
    I took a knitting class several years ago and promptly forgot how to do it when I didn’t stick with it after I got home. 🙁
    I’ve crocheted a lot over the years and for some reason it is hard for me to switch to knitting. I feel like I’m “all thumbs” and it just doesn’t go too well. Any suggestions? 🙂

  10. I love it, so pretty!

  11. The sweater is so pretty, love the color

  12. beautiful.

  13. Ohmygoodness, Ginny, that is gorgeous!! Almost makes me want to move somewhere colder so that I can have one. I live in Brisbane in Australia, and we don’t really do cold…

  14. That sweater is beautiful. It is such a gorgeous color.

  15. oh my gosh I love it.

  16. Absolutely beautiful sweater! Your daughter
    is just charming in it…she’s makes a great model…
    just beautiful!…love the color and the buttons!

  17. Christine says:

    You are amazing.

  18. That is gorgeous! I am simply amazed by your knitting ability. What a lucky girl she is.

  19. Oh my goodness, Ginny, this is GORGEOUS! I wish I could find something like that in my size! (And, while I’m here, can I just say that reading your blog is one of my daily joys? Thanks for the time you put into sharing your life with the world!)

  20. Oh Well Done! It’s a beautiful knit! It suits Larkspur perfectly in style, fit and color. She is absolutely lovely!

  21. Such gorgeous knitting Ginny! Oh and your post yesterday – made me filled with butterflies at the wonderful anticipation of a baby.
    Praying for you and that little one.
    Love, Tonya

  22. So so beautiful!! It’s the perfect shade of red and your daughter is lovely in the sweater.

  23. This makes me wish I could knit! Absolutely charming.

  24. Gorgeous sweater! She looks like she needs a basket of treats to take to grandma’s house!

  25. homeclynn says:


  26. So beautiful! 🙂

  27. Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous! It looks beautiful on your Larkspur. I can’t believe how quickly you finished it! I love your photos and prefer the same style (or lack of) for my own family’s photos.

  28. What a beautiful knit and I love that red! Colours are so wonderful! Well done! and as always love your pictures.

  29. Cathy from Arizona says:

    Larkspur looks beautiful. Did you find the pattern in a larger size or did you just “redesign” it to fit her? I looked at the pattern and it states sizes 2,4 and 6.

  30. That Red is absolutely stunning!

  31. She looks like Little Red Riding Hood. So adorable! 🙂

  32. Very beautiful sweater and it becomes to your girl!

  33. Your sweater turned out beautifully and it looks perfect on your daughter. 🙂

  34. Beautiful. I have a sweater myself out of this exact colorway and yarn.

  35. Just beautiful. The girl & sweater.

  36. Outstanding! Such a great fall, yummy sweater – great job! And I enjoy all of your photos – I look forward to seeing what your beautiful family is up to!

  37. It is beautiful, congratulations!!

  38. I’m not a knitter; I would like to be, but already have so many projects going that I know now is not the time. This post makes me once again wish I was. What an amazing sweater coat! I just love it!

  39. Ruth Hepp says:

    What a gorgeous sweater!

  40. Oh, it’s beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! (I want one)

  41. Gorgeous!

  42. Gorgeous red! I am always inspired by what you knit.

  43. Love this sweater! You have done one similar for her before right? I am with you on thinking kids doing their natural thing is much better for photographs. You don’t get that forced cheesey smile.

  44. Beautiful! Larkspur looks wonderful in red!

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