Thursday, January 25, 2007

First FOs and VIP WIPs

After learning as a child, then producing nothing creative since, I took up knitting again when I had my first son 3½ years ago. I was tempted by the cute books and beautiful yarns every time I walked through the haberdashery aisle at my (then) local John Lewis store.

So I bought this Debbie Bliss book 'baby style' and haven't looked back. The lower jacket is made of Rowan's Handknit cotton and was the first thing I started. The upper jacket is made from Rowan's All Seasons Cotton and is the first thing I finished. I don't think you can see in the pictures, but I didn't know how to seam, so they are both finished terribly. But I love them nonetheless.
I have since made the toggled jacket for a nephew and the seed stitch jacket for nephews, a niece and friend's babies too.

Here's my first VIP WIP. This pic taken just a couple of days ago.
Teddy doesn't like looking at the camera, so this is a rare one.

He's SO into Cars the Movie, see Chick and the King on his shirt. Thinking about it, we haven't seen that movie in a couple of days now! But we did buy CTM valentines cards today for school. Gotta get them all before they're sold out.

And here's VIP WIP no.2, in action at the playpark
Matthew's wearing that shirt for the first time, it has a squeaker in its nose - very cute, courtesy of the wonderful and lovely Great Mo.
Also, see Teddy in action in the background


Heather said...

YAY!! You finally got yourself a blog!! :-D Those socks are gorgeous, btw. I may have to make some for myself!

Jessica said...

Aw, your kids are soo cute. Did you get this freezing cold weather also? My brother is 5 and loves Cars also!

especially4 said...

You have two very cute VIP WIPs (hehehe i love the use of the word WIPs to describe your boys :-))

Have a nice weekend,

your SP