So 10 months ago my eldest sister announced that she was pregnant with her and my BIL's first child. My whole family was so excited because this is the first baby in our immediate family. About 2 weeks later my sister (also older then me, the middle child) announced that she was also expecting. So you know what that means...Baby sweater mania! My fingers felt like they were going to fall off with all the knitting I did. I originally wanted to make each baby 3 sweaters, but alas grad school got in the way and I ended up making each baby only two.
So without further ado here they are (well a picture of one set). The other set I made was identical. The Gray sweater is a top down raglan made out of Paton's classic wool with celtic knot buttons (we're Irish). The Cream colored sweater is "presto chango" http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/freeKnittingPatternPrestoChango.asp
by Valerie Wallis for Jimmy Beans wool. Wooden buttons and a breeze to knit. I loved the pattern and it was super easy for a first time sweater knitter. Must confess I hated the seaming, but the finished product and the wow factor at the baby shower made it well worth it
The tags say, "made with my hands given from my heart love, Aunt Kari" with a moon and stars. The cloths on the side of the photo are burp cloths that I made out cloth diapers with some fabric sewn down the middle.
Both sister's had their babies, so now my parents finally have their boys. Two grandsons Jack and Quinn. Quinn was 9 lbs and 4 oz (delivered naturally, god bless my sister) so he was a little too big for the sweaters, so I'm working on bigger sizes now. Jack fit perfectly and the last photo is him wearing my creation (how thrilled was I to see this photo!!). Thanks for taking a look, comments, questions, and advice more then welcome!