makes a strange and post-apocalyptic looking sweater for their baby, is it o.k to dress them in it even if people stare?
Or should the very first efforts only be admired in private?
(There's nothing particularly wrong with the Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdrome look, is there...?)
Of course you should dress the baby in it - admire both of your hand-made products in one eyeful!
I only knit for my babes, as once they get past about 2y the patterns are too large for me (I get bored and lose concentration). There's always something wrong with the jumpers! Generally something like an extra 2" on the sleeves - though the last thing I made, a zip-up cardie for dd, had one side 1" longer than the other. I blame the fact that I finished it over Xmas, and all those glasses of port did for me! But I managed to hide the excess when I put the zip in, and now she wears it with great pride (mine! ).
I have an amazing little knitted item I made for dd1 it's my proof of being able to knit..it's lacy and brilliant..I do not have the aran jumper I made for exh when his mum asked if I could knit and when I said no she said well you can't be good at everything..response an aran sweater..which he lost