I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of “inspiration posts” lately. I’ve picked up some extra work, so my knitting-and-blogging time has been cut down a bit. Sorry about that (unless you’re into the inspiration posts, in which case, you’re welcome.)
But this post isn’t so much an Inspiration Post, as a PSA. Everyone! Pay attention!
Mother’s day is this Sunday.
You have been warned.
Let’s take a minute to celebrate our moms! Our moms who taught us to knit, to sew, and to make a mean pan of brownies. (Or maybe that was just my mom?)
And our moms who dressed us up in matching outfits.
(Luckily, as far as I know, Mom never did the whole Mother-Daughter outfit thing (Thanks Mom!). But, there is a pretty adorable Sears portrait of my brother and I in coordinating overalls when we were itty-bitty (Mine were pink, and his blue.) I think Mom actually sewed them herself. She’s talented like that.)
I get the impulse behind the idea. I mean, kids are always cute when they look like tiny adults. And, Lord knows, I can’t hold myself back when I think of a new craft project. But there is a right way and a wrong way to execute the whole matching knitwear thing.
Exhibit A: The wrong way. Look at that poor kid. Her eyes are saying “Kill me” or maybe “I will burn this sweater as soon as I can get out of it.”
Mother/Daughter Sweaters #20306 by Lion Brand Yarn
Mother-daughter Tunics by Pierrot (Gosyo Co., Ltd)
Exhibit C: Now, this is how you do matching knitwear! These cowls are fantastic-cozy, comfy, and they look age-appropriate on both the mother and the daughter. I love them! (I might even make one for myself!)
Cocoon Cowls by Stefanie Japel
And, Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! Thanks for teaching me to knit all those years ago! I bet you didn’t expect it to turn into a lifelong obsession. (And thanks for not dressing me up in matching outfits!)