Then I gave birth. Knitting became a way to show my love to my children by taking the time to make things that I thought would please them.
This Hawkeye cheerleading outfit was an effort of love for my firstborn in 1992.
With two daughters, most of the things I knit became hand-me-downs. This sweater was no exception. Knit in 1992, my second-born wore it later.
Dresses were a little more difficult and time-consuming, but this one turned out well.
I made this rainbow blanket for my son in 1999. He still has it, but it's much too short now.
I was quite proud to be able to make matching sweaters for myself and daughter number two.
Following a chart requires great concentration, but it's worth it to see the smile on someone's face.
Knitting doesn't limit me to what I can find on the rack in a store. When this daughter was obsessed with The Lord of the Rings, I knit the names of the characters in the Fellowship into this sweater.
These are just a few of the items that I've produced over the last 25 years. I'm happy to knit for your families now. Visit etsy.com\shop\whitakerknits for hand-knit items for every age.