Archive | August, 2009

9 Month Model

25 Aug

It seems that the British summer is over before it’s even begun.  Since June we’ve had only a couple of weeks to bask in warmth and sunshine.  July was a complete washout and even though August has been very promising I can already feel the crisp air of autumn around the corner.  No matter.  Summer (not that it exists in this country anymore) is overrated.  I say bring on the apples, bonfires, blackberries, falling leaves and wooly knits.

The cooler air has given us an early opportunity to photograph the modeled Pebble vest.  It is a bit long in the body, giving a bit of room to grow.  And grow he certainly will.  My little model is now 9 months old and I almost want to shed a tear when I see his tiny newborn clothes.

Every day I get to know this boy a little better and am so excited to see who he becomes in another 9 months.  I know he’ll continue to give us a bit of joy every day and I hope he’ll still give me a bit of time to do some knitting.

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Little Man Vest

20 Aug

It’s funny how when you become a mother time really does just fly by.  For example, one day I went to sleep with a tiny baby and woke up to this.

A big, beautiful, happily cruising 8 month old boy who looks more and more like his daddy every day.  I don’t know what he’s done to my tiny gurgling baby (perhaps he ate him) but this upgraded model actually lets me knit from time to time.  As his reward I made him a very big boy sort of vest.

Thrifty Knitter’s Pebble baby vest knit up in lovely Rowan Summer Tweed.  This was my first project since my mother’s scarf and it was a wonderful knit.  Made in one piece the garter stitch was a nice reintroduction to knitting and it seemed to fly off the needles.  I loved everything about this; the yarn, the colour, and the pattern.  Finding and sewing on the colourful buttons felt like a moment of triumph.  When you take such a long hiatus from a hobby like this you almost forget how much you loved it in the first place.

When I started out knitting this I decided not to concern myself with the sizing.  This was not the time for pressure and deadlines, I only wanted the relaxing, unwinding, therapy that knitting can provide.  As it turns out it fits my little man perfectly and as soon as cooler weather hits we will do a modeled photo shoot (if he hasn’t outgrown it by then).

He seems to approve.