Wednesday, December 14, 2011

5 Years of Sweaters

My firstborn Corbin is FIVE. I can hardly believe it and have been staring at him lately as he plays and pretends. I cannot believe how big he is and how much he has changed. I am so proud of him and the boy he is growing into. He has tons of energy and it can be hard for others to see past that initial craziness. However he has the biggest heart and is constantly thinking of the others in his family. The day before his birthday he "surprised" us all with breakfast. He got us each the cereals we liked to eat and had the milk poured. It was on the table and ready to eat. Another family tradition is going out for breakfast on their birthday. When we asked Corbin where he wanted to go he turned to Noah and asked if he would like to choose. I just love him so much and can't wait to experience the fast approaching school years. Christmas has already been so fun and I love getting to talk to him about the Christmas story.

It may be obvious from previous blog posts, but I make sweaters every year for each of my boys' birthday. As I was updating my ravelry projects page I realized that I had the history of sweaters and growth right there.

One Year Old, Not much of the sweater to see but it was the Wonderful Wallaby. It was also the first sweater that I ever knit :)

This is Corbin at 2, This was actually knit for Easter, I hadn't established my "tradition" yet. It is the Cobblestone Vest. It was knit from my handspun.

This is three! I loved this sweater and he wore it quite a bit! Only two skeins of Cascade 220 for this Twisted Tree Pullover.

Corbin's a fan of showing off his muscle's lol. This is four years old and I knit this out of Highlander a super yummy Alpaca and Merino blend. The Pattern is Langstroth it was a very fun knit.
And here he is a five this past Sunday. Sheesh!! So much bigger yet still a fan of showing off his guns lol.

His sweater for this year is Elizabeth Zimmerman's Tomten. I am in LOVE with this sweater and can't wait to make one for Noah. It was super fast and makes a great jacket with lots of ease for movement; as well as having a functional and fun hood! I knit it out of good ol' Cascade 220 and couldn't be happier with it!


  1. Great looking son of a super talented mom. Lu honey!

  2. Love all his cute that Riggs has his first one too :)

    PS I love your new layout