Outtakes: Gesture Sweater

If you saw last week’s post on my wonderful new Gesture Sweater, then you have likely already seen some good photos of just how beautiful this sweater can be. Now let me show you what it looks like when I’m clowning around High Park with the kids! Look at us, making a little family totem pole.

With James fully mobile and prone to running off (can you believe he will be turning 2 in a couple of weeks?!), the biggest challenge was keeping track of him while trying to get photos. Sometimes this worked, sometimes we just followed him through the bushes and took photos along the way. Oh wait, there he goes again….

Other times, he just wanted to do what his mommy was doing. Because obviously if mommy is standing on a log, then he must also stand on the log. Or at least attempt to get onto the log:

And even if they were distracted long enough to get out of the shot, then I was distracted, because Lila and James are just so freaking funny and adorable. I have no idea what they were doing off camera here, but clearly I thought it was awesome:

Most of the time spent trying to get photos of the sweater went quite a lot like this:

Then at some point they managed to get super interested in some sticks or leaves or something like that, and we got some photos. Although I thought it would be a brilliant idea to throw some leaves up in the air and somehow they would magically float down around me while I gave my best blue steel into the camera lens, and it would look spectacular. I was dead wrong –  This is how you get leaves and dirt in the face, people. In the face.

This is probably a good time to remind you that there are way better photos to be found on the original finished knit post over here (there’s even a coupon code!).

* This is part three of a short series of sponsored posts for We Are Knitters. I chose the pattern kit and the colour, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.


  1. Kat   •  

    Oh my gosh, James is getting so big! It looks like they had tons of fun!

  2. knithughesey   •  

    What a gorgeous day and fun family outing.

  3. Snow   •  

    The picture of you laughing at the kids is sure to become a favorite of theirs. You look lovely and happy.
    The sweater turned out perfectly. A great fall/winter sweater.
    How did James get to be 2?!! Soooo fast.
    Lila is sprouting up too!

  4. Sandy   •  

    That is one gorgeous sweater! Your kids are adorable!

  5. Nadja   •  

    They grow up so fast, don’t they? My daughter is just a little over 2. I love that age, although it’s exhausting as well. 😉

    Those pictures are great. I think you should make an outtakes photo book with some notes and stories added. I’d love to see that and would definitely buy it!

  6. miss agnes   •  

    Looks like you always have a great time on your photo-shoots, even if it might not seem that way when you try to get a good picture and kids get in the way. You’re creating a treasure of happy memories. Have a great week-end, Julie.

  7. Tien   •  

    It looked like you all had a fun time! What a beautiful fall day and back drop for the photo shoot. Your kids are so cute 🙂

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