12.12.2008






To save her six brothers, the dedicated, though malaised sister passes her day knitting tiny sweaters out of prickly nettles on hand-carved wooden needles. This is the only way to save her poor brothers from the curse of the evil step-mother who has transformed the boys into feathery creatures. With no one to share her grief, she quietly suffers in silence, knitting and knitting away.

Our version is hand knit of the softest 100% angora yarn--we thought this might be a bit cozier than nettles--by the talented and ever-kind Jess from Fifth Lamp Down. The yarn is so buttery soft that your girl will not want to take this sweater off! It is the softest prettiest little girl sweater I've ever seen. The three buttons are antiques, made of real mother of pearl of the finest quality. Sweaters sold out!

22 comments:

Rubyellen said...

WOW. That is so ethereal... absolutely heavenly!

lynne said...

those pictures are unbelievable, melissa - and jess, they are INCREDIBLE!!!

Butterflies said...

i adore that picture of the little girls. it is just such a beautiful sweater. she looks like a little angel with it on.

gillar girl said...

I just discovered sugar city via kelly from my happy little life. And what a happy discovery! I can't wait to go peruse your archives some more. The things I've seen are perfectly exquisite!

Bek said...

How beautiful. Your little darling looks lovely in it. How nice it would be to cuddle my baby girl in that cardigan..! So soft.

Jen said...

Oh my, those are amazing!

Jess said...

Melissa, what a scene!
That picture would make a great card.

clairesoleil said...

i love this picture.... so nice...

Ravenhill said...

Oh, this is the sweetst sweater. How very angelic she looks there with her needles. This is a classic.
~Emily

Heather said...

Too bad they're sold out! I missed it!

Daria said...

Oh I missed out on these sweaters. Too bad!

Audrey said...

That photo is gorgeous! The sweater looks absolutely amazing too!

Paige said...

Just beautiful!

Jess said...

They're sold out? Terrific!

jojo-caramel said...

La photo est magnifique ainsi que la jolie jeune demoiselle et son gilet angora ! J'adore ce conte ! Beautiful Melissa ! So poetic !

Grosgrain Kathleen said...

Oh I can't imagine trying to knit something like that! I vaguely remember that story as a child. Was it Grimms? Hans Christian Anderson? I love those old stories. They all somewhat dark.

erika said...

Oh, what a lovely package and sweater we received today. My daughter is going to love her snowy sweater on a snowy day--thank you!

prettywithribbons said...

What a gorgeous picture!! It looks like something in a Dutch museum...

Bethany Hissong said...

And this is what clothing should really be like!

onegoldensun said...

That sweater is beautiful. I love how it is inspired by a fairy tale. And the photos are so so lovely, thank you for sharing!

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kristin said...

lovely sweater! i love the story, too - it always comes to mind when i come up short (a button, lining, etc.) while finishing up an assembly of dresses - someone will have a swan arm.