My friend Liz has a seemingly bottomless stash of mystery yarn, and every now and again she passes a bag to me to be knitted into something lovely for the kids.

Invariably I pass this yarn to Ma, and she works the magic with her lightning quick needles.

These two sweaters are no exception.

First up is Igor…a free pattern from Drops Design available to download from Ravelry here.

IgorSuch a cute pattern….cables and moss/seed stitch get me every single time.

Add in an adorable sea-foam yarn and my sweet little blonde girl, and you’ve got a match made in heaven.

igorThe matching hair clips were serendipitous.

igorThis yarn is soft and has a beautiful drape.  The sweater is just oversized enough to be slouchy and give some growing room.

IMG_0252_edited-1I know I’m biased, but seriously, could she be any more adorable?

And if that’s not enough…Boy got a new cardigan too.

IMG_0180_edited-1I love his this James Dean pose.  He cracks me up!

jolly beachcomberI also love this honeycomb cable.  This pattern is from the Jolly Beachcomber book that Ma has knitted from many times before.  If you haven’t bought that book yet, go an do it now. Please! We absolutely love the patterns and just keep going back to this book time and again.

jolly beachcomberThat smile!  I die!

It being the first dry day of the week we made the most of our trip to the park.

igor jolly beachcomberThe walled garden is the perfect place for high speed scooter races.

Cool dude!

Cool dude!

We couldn’t leave Carter at home.

Blondes!

Blondes!

And finished with a quick pit-stop at the cafe.

Those cheeks...sure sign of an impending growth spurt!

Those cheeks…sure sign of an impending growth spurt!

IMG_0339_edited-1Perfect!