Our normal "uniform" for James on holidays has been a sweater vest and corduroy pants. Last Christmas, we were having a hard time finding him a sweater vest that coordinated with the girls' Christmas outfits (unfortunately, all those photos were lost in the computer crash we had this year), so I just decided to knit his vest instead. It was a fairly last-minute project (I seamed the sides just as we walked out the door for Christmas Eve services), but so quick and cute.
I had a silly idea in my mind that it was "too Christmasy" to be worn ever again, so it's been set aside in a basket of woolens ever since Christmas. As I've been planning for these knitting update posts (and there are more coming!), I pulled it out to re-photograph it, and James has worn it almost every day since then. There is something so perfect about a vest. It's warm, but doesn't hinder the activity of a little one. And he really loves it. He tells me often how happy he is to have it. So, I'm really happy that I pulled it out for him this autumn!
Here are the details:
The yarn is Malabrigo worsted in Ravelry Red, with Cascade 220 for the brown. (Originally I thought I wouldn't do the contrasting trim, which is why I didn't do it on the bottom of the sweater, and why I didn't use Malabrigo for it. But at the last minute, I decided it would really look nice with the brown trim.)
This was a great little knit, and looks so cute on him!