Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Down Memory Lane

I have been going through the bag of baby clothes that I kept from when the boys were little. There is a reason for it today, and without going into a long and probably boring explanation, there is a family joke about me crying over baby bootees when my kids leave home.  (I deny that this will happen, while knowing it probably will!!).
Anyway, my eldest is on work experience this week and is making a big trek into the city each day. He, of course, has been quite excited and I have been quietly worrying more grey hairs out onto my head.  Day one yesterday went without a hitch, as I expect the rest of the week will.
Anyway, thinking about the family joke over bootees when he goes out into the big wide world, i dragged out the baby clothes today in search of some bootees. I really thought I had kept heaps of their baby clothes but now that they are all but grown up I do wish I had more!
Anyway, I found these which I thought might be fun to look at. When the kids were toddlers we had a lot of family weddings and events and so I would make them little suits.  So this is a progression of the vests they have worn over the years.  The one at the top is a more recent one; my youngest son looks oh so smart in a vest and suit pants.

There are more floating around in wardrobes i think.  The two at the bottom were done in fabric picked by the kids; the stars glow in the dark. The frogs were what the youngest boy wanted so I made it, much to my husband's horror! 

And just to show you, I DID find some bootees in all that tripping down memory lane:


  1. What lovely vests Karyn. You are good to have kept so much I think. I've kept nothing, moved too many times. Love the bootees too, lovely to see people still interested in knitting them. Hope the lad continues to enjoy his work experience, and manage his train trips well. It is not a drama when they fly the coop, all part of life. Mothers only have them for a short while. Stay warm.

  2. I like going down the memory lane from time to time.I also kept some baby clothing from my babies and when the grandchildren started coming i give it to them.

  3. The vests are terrific - really great idea. I kept a few things and passed on to my daughter when her first child was born. I think now it would have been more sensible to archive them as part of family history.

    I began knitting bootees at high school because we made baby clothes each year for a charity and really enjoyed it. I love the way the toe emerges as you knit. There are not many knitting experiences where you see such a result so quickly.