complete opposite.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I would love to say that taking photos of my thirteen year old is easy.  I got one "posed" shot, and the rest while he pretended I wasn't there.  
One thing that might be harder than taking the photos was finding a pattern for this age.  
I think this works, and Charlie didn't have any complaints while wearing it.  Always a good thing. 
Same pattern as Andrew's, just the complete opposite colors.  
Pattern:  billie, rowan pipsqueaks

Yarn:  5 balls classic elite portland tweed, color 5013 black forest, with contrasting color 5077 folkestone.  Must I mention again how much I love this tweed?
Needles:  size 7 
Size:  10-11 year

Now to get the photo of all three together.  I like to take the shots outside, so hopefully it will warm up a bit....soon.  30˚ just won't cut it.

Having my doubts about the skirt,  but still knitting on it every spare moment.  I can't believe that Thanksgiving is eight days away.  That sort of scares me.  

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59 comments

  1. I love it! It looks great on your son. You take such amazing pictures. I am always impressed.

    Thanksgiving is only eight days away??? I must have been trying not to think it about too much!

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  2. 8 days? where have i been? i really think the skirt will work. keep going! love the vest! and those shots are great. i love the last one you posted. cute :)
    mmm. it needs to be warmer here too.

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  3. Anonymous11/19/2008

    Looks like a warm day in pittsburgh. were those recent photos?

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  4. This is a great vest. And great pictures.
    We have lots of snow, so it feels more like Christmas then Thanksgiving here already.

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  5. okay, so I think you're sons are so cute. And the handknits make them even more so. Nice vests!

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  6. Somehow, the unpredictable action shots always end up being the best! Hmmm - all three in action could be a stretch - Best to let them work out some energy before hand. Which reminds me to go and book a time for our own holiday picture.

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  7. I can't wait until Thanksgiving. I don't have anyone coming over, but I'm still planning on cooking up a storm. Plenty of leftovers for the first week or two of December!

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  8. You never cease to amaze me.

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  9. You and me both. The holidays truly crept up on me this year. Love the vest and love that he is wearing it with a t-shirt. He really looks too cool in it! And I need not tell YOU how much I love that yarn!

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  10. Love the vest. I cant wait to see all 3 together. The yarn must be lovely to knit with.

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  11. Love the action shots! These sweaters are going to look great together. Mid November and you're done with them.... wow, you're good! :)

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  12. oh...handsome kid there...girls must go crazy for him...the vest is perfect!

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  13. Okay, now I've seen how cool this looks on Charlie, I feel confident in deciding to do a similar vest for my tween son.

    Don't you just love this yarn?!

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  14. I love it! And I wish I could find that tweed. It's perfect. I'm making that vest for Gunnar for Christmas. Did they take long?

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  15. Oh, just so lovely a vest and colours look perfect on him! What a relief on your end to cancel this off your to do list.

    I always do things last minute... didn't even realise we are so close to Thanksgiving. Now am forced to think about it and time is ticking!

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  16. love the vest! pics.are great! are you planning to post the pattern or sizing later? would love to make these for my teen guys! thanks

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  17. Love the pics! my boys are the same w/regard to photos! I'm with you on the yarn.. it's my favorite tweed to date!

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  18. I think it looks great on him. Love the yarn you used too.

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  19. I love the vests. I'm thinking of making one for myself.

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  20. Great vest, great pics. Looks just perfect!

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  21. It looks fabulous. I think this color combo is my favorite. The sizing looks great on him! Nicely done!

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  22. The shots turned out pretty good! Nice vest! It's neutral and casual.

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  23. The vest looks amazing. Great pictures of your son playing while wearing it.

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  24. Really nice vest! I'm going to have to check out that pattern book....I'm having trouble finding patterns that I like for my 5 and 7 year old! Nice pictures!

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  25. It looks just wonderful! Very classic. I need to find some of that lovely tweed yarn.

    8 days away?!?! Craziness. Thank goodness I'm not cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year.

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  26. i love the way the photos are taken, really great !!

    nice handknit as usual...jackie

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  27. I love the vest!!! and I'm really looking forward to seeing your skirt. if anyone can pull it off, it's you!

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  28. can't wait to see the group shot!
    lovely work, as always.

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  29. Tout à fait ce qui convient à un adolescent. Joli ton et beau rendu du fil. Bravo

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  30. It's gorgeous! So's he - makes me wish I had a boy!

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  31. I love the vest. looks and moves great! something about vests that go with men.

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  32. The vest looks incredible, perfect for your young man of 13...fit, comfort, wearability and looking good!

    Love the action shots. Fun shoots, all three from each of your children. The group shot will be perfect, too!

    I'm feeling pretty confident about that skirt, too. Keep on knitting. 8 days? Plenty of time! :)

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  33. Gotta love the tweed!!!!

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  34. Love it! Of course. My son wore his pale imitation the other day, and I asked it anyone had commented on it.

    No.

    So then, he wore it again, and came home and told me his friend Ty said I "was the bomb." (Which of course I already know.) But I asked him to expand on the comment anyway.

    "Well, no one commented on your sweater again, so I went up to Ty and said 'Do you like this sweater? My mom made it and she's going to ask if anyone liked it. And so he said You are the bomb."

    I bet that kind of nonsense doesn't happen in your world, does it? Your children probably don't have to troll around, soliciting compliments, do they?

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  35. Adorable sweater! I wish my son would get out of sports clothes and wear something like that!

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  36. Great photos! I want to make a vest for my son sometime. I can't believe it's Thanksgiving next week, either.

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  37. i think vests are perfect for boys. even addiosn, who is five, said he likes vests much better.
    I love that yarn! he looks great in it!
    doubts about the skirt? I can't wait to see it. I think it will be great on you! you can pull it off.

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  38. How handsome. I'm going to have to get my hands on some of that portland tweed.

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  39. Great looking vest! Do you find your boys wear the vest or sweaters more?

    I'm gearing up to make either a vest or Cobblestone for my son.

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  40. The vest is awesome. And so great that he likes to wear it...I don't know, always an iffy thing with teenagers, you just never know if something will go over or not. I keep forgetting American thanksgiving is in November.

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  41. Fantastic babe, just fantastic. And if you can get a 13 year old to wear a hand knit, well I am so in awe of you as a mother and a knitter!

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  42. I hope the skirt turns out OK. The vest is fab1

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  43. The vest looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing pics of all three together! If you don't finish the skirt in time for Thanksgiving, there is always Christmas:)

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  44. Looks great! I know, I can't believe thanksgiving is next week either. Crazy.

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  45. I thought I left you a comment on this and then realized I didn't. Must be all the middle school drama around here! Love the vest and the color and the action. So much like my oldest it's scary!

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  46. The vest looks great on him, well what you can see of him. I'm having the same problems getting pictures of Scout. Two year olds don't like to sit still, do they?

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  47. it looks great! i can't wait to see them all together! i know what you mean about the photo - it is crazy cold here. 20 degrees right now. oy.

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  48. I know you can do it! And it will be awesome! The vest is great, I would love to make one like that for my husband. Thanks for the tip on Portland Tweed!

    Now Thanksgiving is in only 5 days. Oops, I better start cooking this weekend :) I hope you and your family have a great holiday!

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  49. I don't think 13 yr olds are supposed to stand/sit still, are they?

    That is a gorgeous vest, the tweed is lovely.

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  50. He must feel so proud to say, "yeah, my mom MADE this." :)

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  51. Love the photos of Charlie! I know I've said it before....you are so creative! Boy, it sure is cold around here...I'm not liking it too much! Too early. Have you warned your Mom? She's in for a shock....

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  52. I just love this. So awesome! Can't wait for the photoshoot of all 3!

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