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Knitted baby jumper

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whywhywhy Sat 28-Sep-19 01:03:24

My friend's daughter had a baby back in May this year and she asked me to knit some jumpers for him. I was chuffed to bits as I love knitting and my kids (2) never wanted anything for their children. They preferred designer stuff at a daft price whereas my mam always knitted for me and my children and I did as well. So far this is the fourth jumper and I am really pleased with this one. It is from an old pattern which I have had for years.

Witzend Sat 28-Mar-20 21:01:32

Those jumpers are lovely, whywhy and Farmor!

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Amirax Fri 18-Oct-19 08:18:47

oh, the jumper is so cute, you've done a great job. I only start to practice knitting, but I'm trying to do my best) I use a knitting machine now www.bestadvisor.com/knitting-machines, it's a bit easier for me to get used) Wanna make a kitty toy for my cousin)

Oldandverygrey Mon 30-Sep-19 16:37:50

Yes its a beautiful blanket Harris

whywhywhy Mon 30-Sep-19 08:49:05

Harris, I love your blanket. Great work and very colourful.

Grannyknot Sun 29-Sep-19 21:40:52

Harris grin it's my tranquilizer too! I say I am doing mindfulness.

Pic attached is my current project, a mitred square blanket using up my stash.

Farmor15 Sun 29-Sep-19 19:34:09

It was another Gransnetter (can't remember who - sorry) who gave me link to nice picture jumpers from Linda's designs. The site has moved and the patterns are now available from: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KnitaPattern - they're not free, but good range if you have grandchildren into diggers or animals!

Harris27 Sun 29-Sep-19 19:28:24

The jumper is beautiful farmor really nice!

MawB Sun 29-Sep-19 19:06:33

Gorgeous Farmor !

Harris27 Sun 29-Sep-19 19:04:30

I live knitting it’s my Prozac! It chills me no end. I love knitting baby blankets but find myself searching for old patterns for them if anyone has any? I’ve got three done awaiting ladies having babies at work😁

gallusquine Sun 29-Sep-19 18:58:52

I’m surprised that the trend for home grown/ home cooked/ home made hasn’t included baby clothes. I think the baby will look lovely in his/ her beautiful jumper and right on trend too 😊

SirChenjin Sun 29-Sep-19 18:48:44

The jumpers I mean - although I’m sure the posters are beautiful too smile

SirChenjin Sun 29-Sep-19 18:48:01

Some very talented people on here - they are beautiful!

whywhywhy Sun 29-Sep-19 17:04:17

HildaW I look forward to seeing some of your work in the future. I must admit that I have tried circular needles and I didnt like them one bit. Happy Knitting! x

HildaW Sun 29-Sep-19 16:50:24

Wow, some talented knitters. I am late to knitting but a trip to Iceland has inspired me to try some Scandinavian (ish). The Icelandic sweaters were such a price but I adored the natural colours they use - its all based on the natural colour of the fleeces or colours in the landscape. Anyway because they are made on circular needles and I'm teaching myself the techniques I have started with one for the smallest member of the family. Well so far so good and another GC has requested one so I must be doing something right!
I have always been more of a sewer but times change, sewing rooms are a lot to maintain and also its nice to have something you can do 'in your lap'.

Oldandverygrey Sun 29-Sep-19 16:29:30

Farmor your jumpers are superb, love the colours.

Oopsminty Sun 29-Sep-19 08:33:04

*lovely, not lively! But I'm sure you're all lively as well!

Oopsminty Sun 29-Sep-19 08:31:27

How lovely, whywhywhy!

I've been debating trying my hand at. knitting and some lively Grans here have given me the push I needed to get going.

I doubt I'll ever be able to do cats though!

Callistemon Sun 29-Sep-19 08:25:35

I remember knitting the horse jumper in yellow for a little DD who was horse-mad.

whywhywhy Sun 29-Sep-19 08:20:45

Farmor15 your jumpers are wonderful!

Tangerine Sat 28-Sep-19 23:40:36

I think the jumpers look great and, since babies aren't interested in fashion, I am sorry your own children didn't appreciate your talents. I can knit basic things but I couldn't produce these beautiful jumpers.

Farmor15 Sat 28-Sep-19 23:36:25

Here are a couple I knitted a while ago.

whywhywhy Sat 28-Sep-19 12:05:51

Thank you so much. I'm not sure if the pattern is still available but if anyone would like a photocopy then please feel free to PM me. Its really old and I've never seen it again so I keep it safe. X

AllTheLs Sat 28-Sep-19 11:47:45

That's so lovely - Love the colours and the cat design. I wish I could work the different colours together so big holes don't show!

Magpie1959 Sat 28-Sep-19 11:45:15

I have always knitted for my GC - Aran is my speciality - I've knitted dozens for them, all very much appreciated by their Mums! There are some fabulous colours available in aran these days and I was so proud when they wore them.

Unfortunately I started to develop arthritis in my little fingers (tension fingers) and can't knit any more, I'm really disappointed. I'm reduced to crocheting lacy baby blankets these days. I make several through the winter months and donate them to childrens charities for them to sell.