Jonah with milk bottleMy son is nearly seven and already picks out his own clothes, which sadly marks the end of my days as his personal stylist. Although he still lovingly wears his mummy's hats and scarves (I’m channelling the boy band look) I have never attempted to work a sweater for him since the ‘milk bottle’ one (that my family affectionately call it).


It was my first sweater for my first child and it took until he was a toddler to finish it, with much adjusting as he kept growing! It’s still one I’m very proud of as he looks so happy in it. Recently my husband suggested I make another one (considerably sized up of course!) as he also has fond memories when our son wore it. When our son said he’d be happy to wear it I knew I was on to a winner. So with his birthday on the horizon I’d better get the calculator out and my needles and get on with it.


Now if he wore it with skinny denims, a slouchy beanie hat and timberland boots....................... (wishful thinking!)