Saturday, 30 January 2010

Retro Baby (Camo boy)

2009 saw an influx of little boys. Cardigans were out of the question, I was going to keep up with all the gifting. So ......

I made friends with The Vest.

This was the second that I knitted out of my own head.

I took the shape from the owl vest I knitted our own little boy earlier.

The first was done in Serenity (bamboo cotton) with a cable pattern in the front. And I forgot to take a photo.

This was my second attempt at the button up shoulder, and I think this one sits a lot nicer.

I think there's something quite retro-cool about a brown vest on a little boy. When I asked my husband if he liked it, he said 'yeah, it'd be good if we were trying to hide him in the grass'. I'm taking that as a compliment.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Starting afresh

Well it's been quite a while since the last post. I've started a number, but there was such a backlog of projects (and photos to take), that it never really worked.

So I'm starting afresh, making a clean breast of it.

Take it for granted that I've been working on a number of projects since my last update. (Hopefully, I'll manage to include them at some point). But here's my most recent, most favourite project.

Little Star by Zoe Mellor (in Adorable knits for tiny tots).
Yarn: Bendigo Luxury 8 ply, Ocean, Bark & Barley.
Needles: 4mm
Size: 1-2 years

The gauge is a little larger than the pattern, so there's plenty of growing room. I adjusted the sleeve length based on my actual gauge (so they weren't too short).

I haven't tried it on him yet, he'd be more interested in eating it, and I've entered into the Easter Show, so it needs to stay in 'pristine' condition.

I really love this project. I love the pattern, I love the colours, I love the yarn. Hopefully the judges (and our little boy) will love it too.