Family Photo Sweaters

We finally got around to taking our family photos last weekend.

It was a surprisingly gorgeous Saturday morning at our local park and the first day that was truly cool enough to pull off a little bit of knitwear. Which is good because otherwise I don't see how I could have gotten the boys to both wear their sweaters.

All photos in this post were taken by the amazing Nevada of Nevada Marie Photography. If you live in our area and need a family photographer, please give her a look. She is amazing.

All photos in this post were taken by the amazing Nevada of Nevada Marie Photography. If you live in our area and need a family photographer, please give her a look. She is amazing.

The keen eyed among you may notice that I'm wearing an old FO, so let's just get that out of the way right now. I knit myself a new Chuck a few months ago in a larger size, anticipating the growth that comes from being pregnant. But that growth has yet to show up in my bust, so the sweater is a bit too loose to pull off in my current condition. I look like a bag lady. So I pulled out my original Chuck knit in Quince and Co Lark.

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You've also heard about Chris' Brighton Pullover and appending drama in great detail, so I'll just say, doesn't he look smashing? For a guy who doesn't wear sweaters he should really wear sweaters! ::hint hint::

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But it was Pasha, of course, who stole the show. I'm super proud of how his Caribou turned out. I knit it in Malabrigo Rios, which I picked up at Warm N Fuzzy the last time I stopped in. I bought three skeins thinking he'd need the 18 month size, but after taking his measurements the 12 month worked out perfectly. So I have an extra skein should I suddenly fall ill and decide that Stormy needs a matching sweater. It was a very engaging knit, though completely manageable with a toddler. I alternated skeins throughout the body, which made it a bit more fiddly, but not on the sleeves so that I would not break into my last skein.

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Pasha has worn this a lot since picture day. He has actually brought it to me more than once so that I can put it on him (this kid is definitely proving to be knitworthy). Because of all the wear it got covered in crumbs and dirt, so I put it aside to wash. Somehow it went from my knitwear wash pile and ended up back in his regular laundry where I did not catch it until after it went through a warm water wash and tumble dry with the rest of his clothes. And you know what? It came out just fine. I don't have any photos to show you because he immediately ran off after I tried it back on him, but trust me. I'm pretty sure Rios will be my go-to toddler yarn for the foreseeable future.

Do you knit sweaters for family photos or another event? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!