Thursday, August 9, 2007

Debbie Bliss Baby Jacket is a Beauty





I'm so pleased with this little baby jacket. I think it is the first thing I have knitted where I have made no mistakes, that's right, no mistakes....
It took me about 4 weeks, not too bad considering I finished a few other things in the meantime and my slow knitting pace. I really love the yarn, so soft and yummy, I'd dress my kiddies in it. And I just adore the shoulder shaping, never done a raglan like that before. It really pulls it all together. I even think it is worth the $8 + I paid for the black wool, just to use it for two rows. In case you haven't guessed I'm a bit chuffed with this.
Yarn = Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino, 3 balls in blue, 1 ball in black
Pattern = from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2007
I went out tonight - yes after dark!! (not a mean feat in a house with two small kids) and bought a lovely box and some tissue paper to wrap it all up right. You know the funny thing, this jacket is for my husband's step brother's son. Not someone I am particularly close to, or even know at all really. I think it's just I know of a baby that was born, and maybe because it is a gift to someone I don't know well, I wanted it to be extra special. Anyway, gift giving today is tomorrow, so I'll let you know how it goes....

On another note, we are going to a wedding tomorrow, quite looking forwards to getting away for the night, my mum is coming to babysit the kids at the hotel we are staying at. Hope I look ok, I don't' get frocked up too often anymore.

3 comments:

Moggle said...

Gorgeous! I bet the recipients love it.

allybea said...

That's lovely. All new babies deserve to be dressed in gorgeous yarn!

FairyNuff said...

aweee mega cute!
love the contrasting trim on the collar... very styish :-)