Friday, January 1, 2010

Little Professors and some Sugar and Spice!

My husband and I have 5 siblings between us, three of whom are having children. All three reproducing siblings (or their wives, as the case may be) had a third child this year, which meant that Auntie E needed to spring back into action with the yarn and the needles.

One little sweater was already finished in March. After several years of languishing through the finishing process, it needed to languish a few more months for the little niece's arrival. Here is Niece #3 showing off her new sweater. Full post and details about the sweater can be found in the February / March 2009 archives.

So Sweet! She just needs to roll up the sleeves a little!

On the other side of the family, all the nephews (and nieces) love and strive to be a awesome as Uncle A., who is a professor. How perfect to find the "Little Professor Vest" pattern, another great pattern by local designer Christina Wall. (

These were super easy and quick knits.

The Details:
Pattern: Little Professor Vest by Christina Wall
Yarn: Nashua Handknits Creative Focus Superwash, one ball per vest. There was plenty left over.
Size: Newborn for Nephew #6, 9 months for Nephew #5
Finished both: Just in time for gifting - December 24, 2009
Notes: There is no 9 month size, but I just added 4 stitches to the 6 month size cast-on number, knit an inch longer, and then followed the directions for decreasing after dividing the front and back parts of the vest until I had the same final stitch numbers as the other sizes. I'm glad I added a little more room, because this child is sprouting! I was also worried about the newborn fitting into his vest, but he was perfect for it. He was only 12 days old at the time of the photo shoot!

Nephew #6 - "This vest is making me so sleepy....zzzz"

Nephew #5 - "I'm so happy that I look like Unc already!!!"

Cousins! - "Hey, what's new down there?"

Happy New Knitting Year!

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