cozy knits from the grandmas.
Of all of the seasons, I like dressing my boys during the cold winter months the best. Perhaps it has to do with the textures of the fabrics of winter. The feeling of waffle thermal undergarments, fleece pants, and flannel shirts wrapped around my little ones’ bodies makes me believe that the warmth that they feel from their clothes transfers into a warm feeling of contentment and inner peace that they can carry with them through-out the day.
One of my favorite pastimes is knitting. The meditative act of knitting coupled with a gorgeous yarn is pure bliss to me. I must confess, however, that I am limited in my ability to knit - I am a knitter of scarves. Yep, scarves. I like to cast on, and knit until I think the scarf is long enough, and then, bind off. In the past, I have tried to follow patterns, but my attempts have been met with very little success. So, I knit scarves.
My mother and mother-in-law are amazing knitters. My mother has knit socks for both of my boys when they were babies, little rugs for their dollhouse, mittens, and sweaters. My mother-in-law is a prolific knitter who always has her knitting needles in her hands. She has made some wonderful sweaters for my sons.
My mother, Granny Mae, knit this sweet little sweater vest for Sam.
I love a knit vest on little ones; it keeps them warm without impeding their arm movement.
As for Aidan, my mother-in-law knit a chunky colorful one for him,
and, she knit this adorable one for Sam.
All of the sweaters have room to grow, so they may be worn next winter as well.
As for this winter, I know that my boys are cozy and warm, and that makes me one grateful mama. Thanks moms!