Friday, June 09, 2006

More of my sickness

I admit it.

I've tried to deny it, but I can no longer live with this lie.

I have a problem.

I enjoy dressing my children in matching outfits.

I just can't help it. I've tried but they look so cute.

So to indulge my illness I made these.

Poor Matching Children

Pattern: Tater's Cotton Cardi size 2 and 6 (Sorry I can't figure out how to link to the PDF, but the pattern is on her side bar)

Yarn: Knit Picks Shine in Green Apple, 9 skiens total

Needles: Size 4 Addi Turbos, and Size 4 DPNs

Modification: None

Review: I'd never made a top down raglan, or any raglan sweater for that matter, so this sweater construction was a bit of an adventure for me. I highly recommend it. No seams, just a few end to weave in. This pattern is flawless. I had a bit of trouble in the beginning, it was user error, and the designer was so kind helping me with it. You gotta love talented people who shine on us less gifted ;)

I think Pork Chop likes her sweater.

Cheesy Poser

Don't mind her zipper, she's still only five. I'm sure she'll stop making such glaring fashion mistakes once she turns six next week.

Bird on the other hand put her sweater on under protest.

That's one angry girl

We all know how she feels about wearing my hand knits. I swear she only put it on because Pork Chop was wearing one. She's my little "Me Too" kid. Anything the older kids do she does too. Jump off the jungle gym? Of Course. Eat Broccoli? Only after Meaty does. Take a nap? Well, she's on her own for this one, she is my ONLY napper. She's such a good napper too. Sometimes she'll put herself down for a nap. But I digress.

At least she didn't scream the entire time she wore the sweater. She quietly tried to hide from the camera. I chased her all around the coffee table trying to get a good shot. It was a very calm affair compared to previous attempts to photograph her in my handiwork. It's like she's just given up. I fear a tiny piece of her soul died today.

I feel my soul dying


mamatulip said...

I love them. The colour, the style, I love them. Nice job. :)

Katrina said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great, now I want to make one for my Girlie...

Bitterknitter said...

They look great! When you wrote that you were making them, I followed the link and I am now making a set for my girls, in different colors, since the girls match enough on their own! ;-)

Also, Leda is gorgeous, if a bit of a Prima Donna. If she throws around any more 'tude you can always just very quietly set Boyd down next to her. That should set her straight!


kimberly said...

Too cute-gosh now I want to make that sweater for Alida too.

shizzknits said...

They look so cute! I wish I had at least one girl- just for the clothes. LOL Nice work!

strangelittlemama said...

awwww, poor Bird, so defeated. ;)
The sweaters are gotgeous.

Lynda said...

Beautiful sweaters - and major kudos... I get bored WAY to easily to knit the same thing twice, even for cute kiddos.

Bird- priceless. I want to hug her.

you know who said...

I have such beautiful grandaughters! Great job on the sweaters. They compliment one another with their beauty (girls/sweaters). You have such talent!!

Areli said...

Oh, my goodness, I laughed so hard when I read the part about a tiny piece of her soul dying, and then all my kids had to come over and find out what I am laughing about! And the picture with it is priceless! Both girls look darling in their cardigans, keep it up for as long as they will let you :-)

I wanted to respond to your comment on my blog, you gave me some food for thought. If you send me an email I would like to give a proper reply, my email is knittypants at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Wow, those are really nice cardigans you made! Love the color! Shine is not bad to work with is it? You did a great job and they look so cute in them! :)

Your Sunshineymamma Pal!