Saturday, March 10, 2012

They grow up so fast...


I finished knitting the back of my son's sweater, and laid it out on top of a sweater that he already has.  It looks like they are about the same size, so that's a relief.  I have yet to sort out how to shape the very top for the neck opening, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

With a surprising lack of searching, I dug out the sweater I had knitted for him when I was pregnant. 

It is a little one-piece outfit that  his 3-year-old sister nicknamed "the Bubble Suit", due to the oversized bottom half.  (Diapers were a lot bigger back then!)  The pattern was pretty simple, just plain knit stitches with alternating stripes of yellow and white:

I couldn't help but compare today's sweater with yesterday's "bubble suit"
I guess my son really has grown a bit since I last knit him a sweater. 

In my defense, underneath the sweater in the photo is a well-loved Harry Potter quilt that I made for Sonnyboy when he was younger, so it's not that he's been forgotten in the handmade department.

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4 comments:

  1. Bubble suit is just the cutest although son may not think so! At least he is still asking you to knit for him :-)

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  2. Love the baby sweater/bubble suit! It's an understatement to say he's grown! I think your sweater came out really nice. I'm sure your son will love it!!

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  3. The bubble suit is sooo cute!! You are making great progress on the new sweater. You will be in search for another "long term" project in no time.
    Linda

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog! I came to read some of yours. This "bubble suit" is so adorable. Did he wear it? It would be so cute to see a picture of him in it. I don't knit, but I have in the past. (Let's just say that yarn and I don't get along, however, I love all the different fibers and textures etc.) Aloha!

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