SIMPLE PLEASURES: Hand-knitted baby clothes

Miss Thrifty8 February 20, 2012

Thrifty baby knits I know they are old-fashioned and that, in this day and age, it’s so much easier and quicker to nip down to Mothercare or Asda to stock up on baby clothes. But I’m currently obsessed with hand-knitted baby clothes.

Not only are they cheaper than anything on the racks at Baby Gap, but they are cuter too – I’m sure of it!

Since coming into the world last month, Thrifty Baby has been the very lucky recipient of some lovely presents from friends and family, including some gorgeous little hand-knitted items: cardigans, hats, mittens and booties.

Until last week, however, I was too nervous to dress him in any of them. He has been such a sicky baby, producing such awesome quantities of laundry, that I baulked at the prospect of adding time-consuming hand washes to the mix.

As you can see, now that he is getting better we are making up for lost time. His letterman jacket and matching bobble hat were a gift from his Aunty Kathleen. I think he likes them as much as I do!

P.S. If you are a knitter, I have a guest post coming up that I think you will like.. 🙂

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8 Responses to “SIMPLE PLEASURES: Hand-knitted baby clothes

Oh he is just gorgeous! Looking forward to the up-coming guest post. I too have been blessed with lots of hand knits for my boys (of er, mixed attractiveness) from kindly relations and neighbours and was inspired last year to actually knit some myself. First attempt: Success! Second attempt: Fail! At least with baby clothes if you’re chronically impatient like me, the finished article doesn’t take an age to make!

February 20, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Grandpa says:

Love the bairn & the photo. I have twin grandsons 27 Oct 2011. Bought them lovely “animal” hats from local library knitting group who give the proccceeds to RNLI. Othe rlibraries may have knitting groups.

February 21, 2012 at 2:18 am

Miranda Spatchurst says:

He looks lovely! My ma-in-law, a lady of great style, used to knit exclusively in French yarns from French patterns so her grandsons (now 35 and 33 – where did all that time go?) wore 0-3 months Arran jumpers and lined woolly duffle coats over their babygros. She was ahead of her time…

February 21, 2012 at 11:57 am

Rob says:

Great to see him looking so strong and sartorial at the same time!

February 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I don’t know many people that knit anymore. I LOVE making my kids stuff! It is a great way to save money and they just look so darn cute!

February 22, 2012 at 2:14 am

sally m says:

Aw he is just the cutest little’un ever 🙂 And the size of that bobble on the hat is immense!!!! (ooh and I may be able to visit on 3/4th March if a gig enquiry i have goes ahead).

February 22, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Miss Thrifty says:

Ah, you lot are too kind! Sadly he’s had a poorly week this week, so I’ve had to give the lovely little knits a rest again. I do love him in this outfit though. x

February 24, 2012 at 8:17 am

Katie says:

Ahhh so cute, and so good to hear that Thrifty Baby is feeling better. Hand knits are the most beautiful gift – all that thought and love and care in each and every stitch. Big love to you and your beautiful family 🙂 Katie. xxxxxx

February 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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