Amazing Lily

Lily in SGT

I'd like to share with you this lovely version of my Adult Spring Garden Tee pattern knit
(and modeled) by Lily of the Joli House blog for my trunk show display.

I have to just say this about Lily. I am so impressed with her. If you are not familiar with her blog, then start visiting it now.
It's a great blog with great projects and photos from both Lily and her talented mom, Amanda. Both of them knit beautifully and the photography is great! It's one of my favorite knitting blogs and I visit often.

But this Lily. She is certainly something. Not only is she one awesome knitter. But she designs her own patterns too!
(Click here to see) AND.... this is so insanely cool because she is only...
12 YEARS OLD!!!!!!

Are you as impressed as I am?

Lily in SGT 2

I just wish that I was this pretty and talented at 12.
I'm certain that my memories of Junior High School would be much less painful. :)

This Lily is certainly one to watch. I'm expecting her to have her own yarn line at 18 if not sooner. :)
She is way ahead of the game and well.. she just amazes me.

I think that she did a lovely job knitting up this tee for me and it fits her perfectly.
I had her knit it up out of Sirdar Baby Bamboo yarn in the Ming colorway.

I chose this yarn as an alternative to the Be Sweet Bamboo that the pattern calls for because it is widely available, very cost effective and is even machine washable! It's commonly used for baby garments for these exact reasons.
Since this yarn is 80% bamboo it still offers the wonderful drape that I am looking for to accentuate this piece.

Lily in SGT sleeve detail

Thank you again Lily!

You can find the Adult Sized Spring Garden Tee pattern here.


AnnetteB said...

Wow, what a beauty she is, and with talent, too!

Denise said...

I love Amanda's blog and Lily is just amazingly talented. I have a 10 yr old daughter who sadly shows no signs of wanting to learn to knit :(

Unknown said...

YES! I'm very impressed! WOW! Lily rocks! Thank you for recommending an alternative yarn.

Jessica said...

All I can say is WOW!!!

stitching under oaks said...

lily is amazing and so is her mother amanda...i actually just found you through them. your blog is beautiful and inspiring as well, so glad I found your blog.

CelticCastOn said...

I love seeing all your patterns with different yarns and of course Lily is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Omg- what a beautiful pattern, and such a talented knitter! Amazing! I hope to be able to knit as well as her one day! I just love this pattern, and it seems like the perfect thing to knit for the "way too hot to wear sweaters" Las Vegas weather. ::sigh:: Will someone please pass some rain along this way- so I can at least wear a scarf...? :)
~ Emilee


Anonymous said...

Thank you Alana! Lily is buzzing at appearing on your blog - you are such a great support to her! :)

Unknown said...

What a beautiful and talented young lady. I bet her mom is very proud of her.

Renee said...

Love Lily and Amanda!
Lily is a progidy, truly amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Isn't she amazing? I found Lily and Amanda about a year ago and am seriously impressed with her knitting skill and design eye. I've thought for awhile that she is the next Ysolda. AND, she's apparently quite a photographer (according to mum). Not a bad skill for a designer.
You know, she and I downloaded the pattern at the same time. She's done and I've only purchased the yarn! I'm going to do my version in Sublime Organic Cotton DK.

Okay Let's Go Knit said...

Lily is an amazing young lady!!! Thank you so much for sharing her talents with us.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a team. Thank you for sharing their blog... so inspiring!

My daughter is only 7, but I can't wait for the day we can do things like this together. ::warm fuzzies::

Pam Sykes (aka Pretty Knitty) said...

Wow. . .just. . .wow! Beautiful.

Rene Sharp said...

I have been a fan of Lily and Amanda for ages now, their blog is truly inspirational. So glad that you featured Lily here on your wonderful blog!

Z said...

It's a beautiful blue color...

and if a 12 year old can make her own patterns, I'm not sure what's wrong with me, but I think it's great to see a young person having a good skill like knitting.