Friday, January 19, 2007

Bryn in wool...

Well, I finally got some elastic into the shorties Katy gave Bryn for his 1st birthday, and so here he is, wwaring them the day he turned 17 months (five months after he got them) and they're a perfect fit! In a way, I'm glad he hasn't worn them until now because two or more months ago he would have been crawling in them, and would have ruined them and they're so lovely, it would have broken my heart!!!



So, seeing how fab he looked in Katy's I FINALLY got my act together and finished of a pairs of shorties I started for him about 8 months ago! I'd done about 30 rows on them (so just over half the rise, and last night I finished the rest in one sitting between 8pm and 1am (with resettles for Bryn and what not, of course)...

I'm very pleased with the end result and am now thinking I'll knit Bryn some funky pants for Winter, at least with knitting I can have a say over the colours and design (commercial boys clothes mostly suck, and I REALLY would like to learn to sew)...


6 comments:

Rae said...

They look great! I'd love to learn to sew too. :)

Juniper said...

Oh Sif! They are both gorgeous! Could you please teach me to to knit these gorgeous things? Then I can knit them for my baby! So far, I can only knit one big long line (eg. a scarf LOL!)

Cabrissi said...

I loved the shorties Sif, esp the alpaca ones... lovely! I can't believe how fast you knit them up, I'd still be on row two even assuming I'd started at the same time and not put them down for that break! ;-)

katef said...

Oh those alien shorties are just so cute on Bryn... love the stripes too.. you have such an eye for colour!

casso said...

I am SO jealous of your knitting ability! I'm with juniper, I can knit squares but that's it - I need someone to show me how to increase and decrease. I have a book but it's just not the same as being shown in the flesh.

Saw your post on the UP forum too, cool! Hope you're liking it on there, it's been pretty quiet recently but finally picking up again.

Cheers, Cass

Sif said...

Yeah, I'm just reading, trying to absorb this stuff. I've been a pretty slack parent this week (therefore not posting about parenting, it's all so depressing), but I have hope, I've ordered the book and am looking toward the boys going to school and getting a bit of space to think about not being sooooo reactive... Just feeling completely overwhelmed right now - which is why the knitting is suddenly a big deal again, it's a way to relax a bit and refocus...

Teenagers and the failing parent...