Monday, 29 March 2010
Little Princess Baby Jacket
I have made my first garment from Crochet For Babies book that I bought last week. This jacket is part of a dress and jacket ensemble called Little Princess and is designed by Laura Gebhardt. I like the jacket as it is a nice close stitch and I think the edging is very pretty although I decided not to put it on the sleeve edge as I didn't want little fingers getting stuck in the loops. The beanie hat is improvised from another pattern. I think that it looks slightly large to be a match for the cardigan size but I am out of touch with the size of baby heads these days.
The jacket took 100 grams of Wendy Lustre DK. I had used this yarn before so I also had a part ball as well as a complete ball. I think that maybe the whole set took approx 130 grams.
Tonight I am going to the Kings Arms knit Out. I love it when my niece has a holiday (she is a teacher) as it means that I get a lift to my knit clubs as she knows how much I struggle to go to places on my own.
Yesterday I got some wool given to me by a friend to crochet a shawl for one of her friends. It will be another Blue Curacao shawl by Doris Chan.I have made this quite a few times now but I never get tired of it. It is one of the prettiest shawls that I have made. We got the wool from Bury market the other Saturday and it is a lovely variegated shade. My sister in law fell in love with the wool when she saw it in the bag on the car journey home so I might have to make a trip to the market to see if I can get a pack to make something for her for Christmas. My sister in law also fell in love with the Ugg type boots that I had crocheted for my niece so I think that I will have to search for some suitable wool to make a pair for her. The wool that I used for my niece is discontinued so I will have to find a substitute.
I will start the shawl but tonight I will take another baby cardigan to crochet at the Kings as the lighting in there isn't very bright plus I like to be crocheting a pattern that I can chat at the same time whereas with the Blue Curacao I have to read and watch every row.