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
Exhibit B: This girl looks like she’s having fun, at least. And the dress isn’t terrible. I wouldn’t wear it with a white T-shirt and a pair of kakhis, but maybe that’s just me.
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
So, don’t forget, folks! Call your mom on Sunday!
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!)
You are welcome!!!!