As knitters we love to make special items for your little ones. We search through Ravelry to find the right pattern and then move on to the yarn store to find the perfect yarn. You know, that super soft yarn in a pleasing color that doesn’t require hand-washing (easier described than found). We knit away, thinking of how we can’t wait to see your little one in the sweater we’re working on. We hand-wash it in Soak so it smells so sweet, wrap it up and drop it in the mail. Months go by and the thought crosses our minds, “does the sweater fit your little one yet?”
Then one day, a picture like the one below, pops up on our phone and a huge smile spreads across our face. Yes, yes the sweater does fit and it looks even cuter than imagined!
To the mothers who share photos of their children in handmade garments with their creators, thank you. Thank you for taking the time to share these moments. We cherish them. We know your day is busy and you don’t have time for fashion shows and photo shoots. But the quick snapshot sent in a text is greatly appreciated. We knit out of love for your little one and seeing him in our work is simply a joy.
Below is Arthur, my brother-in-law’s nephew. His sweet face appeared on my phone last Thursday. Like his sweater? It’s a great pattern. Top-down, a fun cable for interest and some simple Stockinette stitch to move it along. Top-down Baby and Children Cable Yoke Jacket by Kyoko Nakayoshi.