sunshine and rainbows
My Grandma made Bug a birthday sweater. It is a special sweater because all of us grandchildren had Grandma sweaters when we were Bug’s age. I had a pink one with snowflakes and my brother had a rainbow one. My cousins all had varieties of colors and designs as well. All these sweaters got passed down from cousin to cousin as we outgrew them.
The amazing thing is my brother’s sweater ended up being one of Bug’s favorite sweaters thirty some years later! (Pictured above.) It’s a bit itchy and scratchy because the wool my Grandma used back in the 70’s isn’t so soft now but the design is Bug’s favorite. She tries to wear it over and over and eventually has to take it off because it’s so warm and itchy.
So my Grandma made Bug her own sweater with newer softer yarn in green. It’s very soft except for the rainbow part but that doesn’t really bother her at all because it’s just in the front and not binding at all.
But the best part of this rainbow sweater is that it has a pocket at the end of the rainbow…
…that can hold gold coins.
Thank you Grandma. This is the sweetest sweater ever. It is much loved, just like you. Get better soon!
Oh how sweet, I love it! Great job Grandma!
OK, the rainbow + pocket concept is just too clever for words. I love it.
that sweater rocks!
Oh my gosh! That is adorable. The pocket is SO great!
So adorable! I’v got grandma envy now ;)
Oh my gosh! How precious is that? What a sweet gift from your Grandma for Bug! I especially love the pocket. You can tell from your photos that Bug loves it.
the chatty housewife
She was telling me about this sweater at conference and it is fun to see it! What a cute idea to add some chocolate coins into the pocket.
How precious! I love it. It made me smile! Bug looks so happy sporting her new sweater too!
holy moly, i love that sweater. it was already to die for before the cutie patoot pocket! so precious.
What an AWESOME Grandma! Wowwee!
So sweet a sweater on such a sweet little girl. Now I’ve got to go get a tissue…sniff…my own little girl went from 4 years to 24 years old in what seemed like mere months. Bug reminds me of my little Kat and I get a kick out of seeing all the cute clothes and the stories behind the outfits.
That is SUPER cute.
That is so sweet. And very awesome. You come from a line of creative women.
That is the sweetest thing ever! Grandmas rule.
A pocket for gold coins at the end of the rainbow!? Your Grandma rocks. :-)
That pocket at the end = awesome.
I wish your grandmother would make one in my size too =)
Just beautiful. Bugs sweet face has made my day.
I just read through your site a bit and LOVED it!!!!!!!!
I was sad to see you listed at a hate site (over your kitty) and as usual, every site they “hate” ends up to be the BEST blogs!
I figure if the hate site is that jealous , then the sites they list must be that good.
Your about to gain a whole new group of fans now :)
I hope your grandma plans on opening an Esty store because I have never coveted a sweater so bad for my daughter like I am with this rainbow one.
That is the sweetest little sweater! Even more so because great-grandma made it. LOVE the pot of gold at the bottom. :-)
grandmas make the best sweaters. this post proves it once again.
How prescious is that. Love the green and the pocket of gold! Bug is just adorable as ever! Just imagine years from now when glowing Grandma Brenda will be snapping pictures of Bug’s little bugs wearing the rainbow sweaters from thier great-great-grandma! Thanks for sharing it with us!
ohmygod, how adorable is that?! just like the Bug wearing it. ;)
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Sybermoms for example , the will post your name, spouses name, your home address, where you work, parks by you and stores you likely shop at. Yes then people come to look for you in person.
They have owned many sites over the years and have used multiple screen names over the years. Most have clinical diagnosis of some kind.
It’s notttttttttttttttttttttt just pooponpeeps and sybermoms either.
Just want to be clear, they will seek out you and your children in public. They will even report you to the authorities if things don’t check out to their liking.
Watch your pets also.
They post non stop, all day, and often all night on various sites.
You have been chosen as the target of the day.
There is talk of a group lawsuit to stop these folks.
It’s not about the cat. Google them.
Well, after that little scary bit of internet love… Pockets! at the ends of the rainbows… Soooooo awesome.
Elda @ Peace-inthe-Storm
LOVE the sweater. Wish I knew how to knit or crochet to make something like that. It’ll be perfect for her upcoming party if she chooses to wear it!
That is probably the most adorable sweater I have ever seen. Makes me wish I could knit.
How fun is that – There is nothing better than homemade gifts from grandma!!
I had to come back and look at the sweater.
My son was born on St. Patrick’s day and a sweater with leprechaun gold at the end? Perfect! Too bad he is 9 and no longer that easily swayed 4 or 5 year old. Now, he’s just too cool for something like that. My 2 year old daughter on the other hand, this would be right up her alley.
Brenda, did your Grandmother use a pattern or just wing it? Bug looks so adorable in her sweater that was your brothers. She looks like she is ready to get on board a fishing boat and go fish! In capris, pink crocs and the knit matching hat. Awesome!
Hi, I’ve popped in from Veronica’s Sleepless Nights. What a fabulous sweater! Reminds me of the bedroom we painted for my younger daughter. Blue walls and ceiling with fluffy clouds and a rainbow starting at the door, going up the wall, across the ceiling diagonally, then down the other side.
Please can I borrow your Grandma? That is the most adorable jumper I’ve seen in a long time. It’s making me think about knitting again!
Adorable idea for a sweater!
Fab jumper and how fab that she wears your brother’s ,too adorable!
Clever Grandma! Super cute Bug!
That sweater is SO CUTE!
What a precious gift — and handing down the sweaters for decades is enough to make any knitter want to crank out more sweaters for beloved little ones!
anna b bonkers
Most adorable sweater ever!
I love both of these sweaters, and you have a very pretty daughter.
Seriously? That is love. Now Lena can sing, “I’ve got one hand in my pocket, …”