Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Borrowed Knits

If you are reading this blog, chances are you appreciate the value of a handknit.  So does my good friend, Jill.

About a year and a half ago, Jill had her second son.  When he was born, I quickly got started on a Puerperium Sweater for him.

I fell in love with how it turned out, and when Sam was born I searched everywhere for superwash DK weight yarn in the same colors.  

Somewhere in between my search, going back to work, and keeping up with two little ones, the sweater got placed on hold.  Luckily for me, I know who to give knits to.  

Without even having to ask for it, Jill brought me the sweater when we met up and asked if I would like to borrow it for Sam.  You betcha, Jill!

I almost feel a little silly posting these pictures.  They are about three months old and they already seem like a blast from the past.  This little babe is now on the move and follows me around the house like a little puppy dog (it's actually quite cute).

It's also making me realize how his look has changed a bit in the past few months- just look at that baby peach fuzz on the top of his head!

But, as much as I would have loved to keep this little guy the size of this sweater, he's outgrown it, and it's time for the sweater to move on.  Jill is expecting her third son in October, and we are so excited to send the sweater back their way.

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  1. That makes the sweater even more special know that all of these babies have enjoyed it!

  2. I love the sharing of the hand knits back and forth. The best loved hand knits 'should' be the most worn ones!!

  3. Awwwww... look at those big blue eyes! What a charmer :)

  4. Aww, such a cutie pie!! And I love it when hand knits find their way back to you, it's nice to see loved knits making the baby rounds!

  5. That's awesome! And oooooooohhhhhh my goodness, what a sweet and adorable little guy.

  6. Such a nice little striped sweater! And what a cute little model!

  7. Awesome! The sweater looks very nice in the adorable baby. So cute. It is wonderful when you create things by your self with your own ideas or with somebody else sharing ideas. I have shared some of my learning process at http://www.learnhowtoknitascarf.com

  8. So glad your back!! I usually check in once a week and was happily surprised today to see a new post!! The sweater is great! It was a very long winter here in Michigan and now that spring is finally here the mosquitoes are SOOOO bad here along the river that I can still hardly get outside ;( Have a wonderful weekend with your lovely kido's!!!!!

  9. Hi, Your little baby boy is preciouos!! A few posts back I noticed you were kitting a fair isle sweater for your little one (or it looked like that!) I have found many wonderful patterns for my toddler granddaughter, but not so many for my 4 year old grandson. Would you mind sharing favorite boy patterns?



  10. Is there something wrong with my computer? I don't seem to have any further posts after this one and I've tried refreshing but don't get anything more current than this?