Friday, September 9, 2011

WIP: Duck Soup

WIP - Duck Soup 2
Two weeks or so ago I realized something. The Munchkin is the son of a knitter, and yet he has no knitted items in his wardrobe. Not even a simple hat. I'm deeply ashamed of this. I love my son. I really do. But I heard a saying that you can tell a baby/child is well loved when he/she is swathed in knitted garments. The last and only time I had ever knit for the Munchkin was when I made him a skull and crossbones sweater for his first birthday. He outgrew that sweater well over a year ago.

Then, as I was going over my 101 in 1001 list a few days ago I saw that one of my goals was to knit the Munchkin a sweater. So I am. This here is Duck Soup by Annypurls of Jujube & Lolo. It's an almost seamless sweater jacket that's knit back and forth on a circular from the hood down. The best part? This pattern is designed to grow with the child. Oh yeah. It starts out as a roomy 3/4 length jacket that turns into a tailored cardigan. How sweet is that?

WIP - Duck Soup 4
I'm knitting this out of bulky weight yarn and so the knitting on this has been fairly quick. I was hoping this would be a quick weekend knit, but last weekend turned into such a busy one that I didn't have time to knit much. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can get this done by the time this weekend is over. I think this is do-able since I only have the sleeves and the fun trimmings to knit up.

I just hope that the Munchkin does end up wearing this. I tried to get him to try it on a few days ago and he flat out refused. I have to admit, that kinda broke my heart a little. Brett tried to soothe my ego by claiming that it was too hot out and the Munchkin didn't want to put on a thick wool sweater. Hmm...that's definitely a possibility. I wouldn't put it past the li'l guy on that one.

I'm still going to brace myself the next time I try to get him to put it on.


  1. That is the sweetest!!!!!
    It's also great that it grows with baby!

  2. Thank you so much Vanilla! :)

    It's such a bonus that this grows with the babe. I can definitely see myself making this again!


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