Saturday, February 17, 2007

Cable Yoke Jacket

This is the Cable Yoke Jacket from Simply Baby by Debbie Bliss. I really like this book as the patterns are so cute and adorable, and most are not that hard to knit up. I started this jacket on the 14th of February. I am knitting it in the 8ply pure new wool that I bought from Spotlight. It is a dark gray
and the knitted fabric is firm but the stitches just pop out on the cables and make it look quite nice. I am now onto the second front of the jacket, so hopefully after a bit of knitting this weekend I will be able to finish it up.
I also popped into the Borders bookstore yesterday whilst Isabelle was at school and purchased the Itty-Bitty hats book. It has so many cute and adorable hats in it, and quite a few I would like to make as baby gifts for people. The one on the front is quite adorable, and for anyone who would like to know, yes they do have boys patterns too. I love the little boat hat and the people hat too, which has a girl or a boy knitted and stitched onto the actual hat and they look great. They use nice bright colors in this book which is part of the attraction I think, since a lot more people use brights for baby knits. Once I finish a few more projects for PS I think maybe a little hat out of this book can be sneaked in between projects. I am going to try and accomplish some ironing and vacuuming this morning before we reach our estimated 38 degree day. Isabelle is sleeping over at mum and dad's again tonight, so it will be just Lachlan and us for dinner. My dad's birthday is next Saturday too, so I must find a good pressie. He is one of those dad's that seems to have everything already, so trying to find the right pressie is a bit hard. I knit him a pair of socks last year, but alas I think they were a tiny bit short for him, so I dont know how much wear they get. Okay I am off before I get sidetracked reading more blogs, so have a great weekend!


tiennie said...

That is looking great so far!

Saltwater purls said...

The cable do pop out amazingly. It looks like it is definitely going to be a a gorjuss little sweater.

Susan said...

Those cables are looking great. I have to get knitting baby clothes very soon as I have yet another grandchild (number 14) due in August.