Sunday, 25 October 2009

Fringed Baby Jackets by Kay Jones

I have finally finished the two fringed baby jackets for a friend's foster babies. After all of the boys that have been born lately it is so nice to have girls to crochet for. I have put the link to the pattern site in the blog title. The jackets took 200 grams of white acrylic by Sarah Louise and 50 grams of Lilac Wendy DK which has a lustre in it. The pattern is one of Kay Jones number 152 and has the advantage of being written with UK terms.

Today I went up to Bolton to the Knitting Noras and spent an hour or so crocheting in the Costa Cafe. Not such a good turn out today as a lot of members were either away or doing other things. My niece gave me a lift there and back which was a God send as my knee isn't liking this damp rainy weather. She did some shopping in M&S whilst she was waiting for me so I fear that I am to blame for her being led astray by a new pair of winter boots and a handbag. Blame Auntie Nettie I don't mind if you do. I bought a new knit and crochet magazine ( yes another one) whilst I was in WH Smiths and will post photos of that tomorrow.

We didn't get up to the wool shop in Ramsbottom yesterday as my niece went out for a night on the town with the girls on Friday night and so ,quite rightly, decided not to drive on Saturday as she had consumed a few units of alcohol on Friday. She is off school on half term this week so we are going to the Yarn Barn in Shaw one day. I like that shop as it stocks my favourite Sirdar Wash n' wear which is ideal for babies. They have the most wonderful garment displays in the window and big squashy sofas for pattern browsing.

My friend Dee told me that she has seen an advert for How To Look Good Naked with Gok Wan and it flashed a photo of me from the calendar. I am a bit confused though as she said I was in the middle of two other ladies so not sure that it was me as I was photographed on my own but she insists it had my face on it! I will have to tune in on Tuesday to Channel Four and see if I get my two seconds of fame on National TV. I am surprised that there was room for other people either side of me (if it was my photo). Surely the size of me would fill the whole screen!


Mattenylou said...

Jan, those came out so cute! Those babies will be darling in their matching outfits. It amazes me how quickly you can whip up these projects, and have them finished in no time!

Anonymous said...

Those are gorgeous!.. You do such marvelous work and they are so much nicer than what you could get in the shops... One of these days I will maybe be close to your talent... Lynn