Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A little vintage in my life

This is the child's petal jacket from a (I think) 1958 Coats and Clark booklet. I made one in black for Danger Mouse last was recently found in the "finishing" pile (where "finishing" entailed sewing on buttons - why this took a YEAR is one of those Great Mystery sorts of things), and now she's wearing it, and now Boo Bug wants, here we go. It's a relatively fast knit, EXTREMELY like the famous 5 Hour Baby hopefully we'll get some instant gratification, knitting-style.

It has been a long week, and it's only Wednesday. Hope to blog allllll about it...because blogging is cheaper than therapy and I'm gonna need me some by the time this week is over!

(sent from my Treo)


Kate said...

You think that's bad? I started a BSJ as soon as I found out my cousins were expecting. Finished it in a weekend, but for three or four little buttons. The B in question is now a year old, and couldn't fit the SJ over his left arm.

And I think I've just made a BSJ to live in my hope/future-Hoopling chest.

Anonymous said...

I love the pattern of that sweater! And, yeah, somewhere into the 7th or 8th hour of your "five hour sweater" I realized that I'm not quite an experienced knitter. I finished in about 10 hours - BUT, it was a thing of beauty!! And I'm sure that the baby I sent it to appreciates it, even if the parents didn't even let me know they received it! (Am I being overly sensitive to expect an acknowledgment of my gift?)
Nancy FP in Ferndale