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The Baby Show – #TCKbabyshow

April 9, 2015
The Baby Show

A scene from BBC’s Call the Midwife… 1950s babies on display with colour-coordinated mums.  So much adorable vintage knitwear!

While Alexa and I don’t advocate baby pageants, we do love baby photos… the more ridiculous the better, why take babies too seriously?!

As we knit our way through Max & Bodhi’s Wardrobe, we thought it was a perfect time to pull out the baby photos, and we want to see yours too!  So we’re having a fabulous baby + knits photo contest on Instagram… starting now, and ending at the end of day Sunday, April 12th.

Check out that hairline baby! That's Alexa in front of a lovely hand knit blanket circa 1984

Check out that hairline baby! That’s Alexa in front of a lovely hand knit blanket circa 1984

TO ENTER… simply post a photo on Instagram that’s about baby + knitting (you need to have an account, but setting one up is easy and free), and tag it @tincanknits and  #TCKbabyshow.  If you want, you can post more than one!  It doesn’t have to have an actual baby in it (you can just post your knits), but we love to see their chubby little faces.  Children are adorable too, it doesn’t have to be JUST wee babes.

My mum knit me this jumper in 'popcorn' stitch (she used 1 big needle and 1 small needle)

My mum knit me this jumper in ‘popcorn’ stitch (she used 1 big needle and 1 small needle)

CATEGORIES… Emily and Alexa will be the judges!  With 4 babies between us, we consider ourselves experts in the field of baby and knit related hilarity.  We’ll select winners in the following categories, and share them on the blog next week!

  • Most Hilarious
  • Classically Adorable
  • Best Vintage Baby Knit (pull out those old photos of you in scratchy woollies!)
  • Best in Show… our all-round favourite photo from the bunch!
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PRIZES… WE LOVE PRIZES… There’ll be 2 yarn prizes, and 3 book prizes, so post your fav photos now!

1. 2 skeins of Supersweet Sock from Sweet Fiber in ‘Sea Glass’

2. 2 skeins of Purple Label Cashmere Sock from Tanis Fiber Arts

3 and 4. An ecopy of Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe

 

My mum knit this cardigan for me too! With a little help from a co-worker... (PS how hilarious is my Dad in the 80's?!)

My mum knit this cardigan for me too! With a little help from a co-worker… (PS how hilarious is my Dad in the 80’s?!)

To get your creative juices flowing, here are a few that Alexa and I picked to set the mood…

Antler Cardigan

Most hilarious cute photo of Max (he’s wearing an Antler cardi)… I just love his satisfied smile.

Tin Can Knits on Instagram

One of our favourite ways to share our designs is through the photo-sharing community Instagram.  Instagram is designed to be used on your phone or tablet, but you can get a sense of what kind of photos we share by looking at our feed here.

Tin Can Knits Instagram

We share photos of what we’re knitting, new designs, and lovely yarns!

Some of our favourite knits for little ones:


 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2015 5:58 pm

    I totally love that show “Call the Midwife”, insteresting to see the difference between labor preparation from then and now

  2. April 9, 2015 9:11 am

    I tagged a photo that I just posted, if it’s not kosher because it was posted before the start of the contest, that’s totally fine!

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