Thursday, May 24, 2007

FO NO. 17

Baby Jacket with Ribbed Sleeves
Size: 6 to 9 months
Yarn: Cara cotton, 3 balls
I finally finished the gorgeous baby jacket from Special Family Knits today. I just finished sewing in the zipper, which is always a pain to stitch at the ends because of the plastic parts on it. It took me about 2 weeks to knit, but I was also knitting other things in between too, so it might have been done a lot more quickly if I had of only stuck to one project. I think it is very cute, although it is a lot brighter than the photo shows.

I also received my wonderful prize from Laura today. A beautiful skein of yarn which I think is just gorgeous and oh so soft too. Isabelle said that she loved how so soft it was and kept rubbing it against her cheek. It does feel wonderfully soft, and I will have to make something wonderful out of it too. Any suggestions? Thank you so much Laura, and it arrived so quickly in just a week too. Oh by the way Paul is much better about the car incident yesterday, as he went and made me some lunch for being nasty to me. Tomorrow he is back to work, so it should be nice and quiet here for me to finish up some things. I am going to be doing some sewing tomorrow for Isabelle, so I should hopefully have some things to show you all next week. Happy knitting and thank you for all the wonderful comments that you leave for me too!!

22 comments:

sheila said...

Hi Sue!

You have been tagged. Check out my blog for details!

tiennie said...

Beautiful sweater. I really do love that bright color! What a great prize too. Enjoy!

Kate said...

Gorgeous cardi and glad you are having a better day!

opportunityknits said...

The baby cardi is so cute. I know what you mean about the colour being brighter because I have this Cara yarn too.

Krawuggl said...

I had never tried to sew in a zipper into a knitted item, this must be very difficulty in my opinion. You did a really good job and I like the colour of this cute little cardi very much, so bright and cheery.
Let me please also Thank you here for your nice words about my Lizzi, I appreciated them very much!

monica said...

I must get the Special Faminly Knits. You making some beautiful things from that book. What a great prize too.

Corrie said...

oh that is cute!!!! very cute! I love my mason dixon and in stitches...especially those lounge pants....mmm comfy!

PlumStitches said...

The little yellow sweater is so sweet! I just love all of the patterns from Debbie Bliss.

sheila said...

Sorry about that Sue! I only looked through the first page of post before I "tagged" people! Ooopps!

Noeysmommy said...

Sue, your baby sweater is beautiful! You did a wonderful job on it. You're such a fast knitter! I can't get over how many FO's you have already this year!

Poshyarns said...

Oh that is a very cute sweater, you are very productive.

Thank you for your lovely comment on my finished shrug. I am glad it actually goes with plenty, sometimes it is hard to tell on the skein.

Karen said...

Love your color choice (yellow is my favorite), I've never tackled a zipper in a knitted item. Machine sewing them into fabric is enough of a pain. Congrats on the prize yarn, it's very pretty

pamela wynne said...

Cute sweater!! What will your first project be from the Amy Butler book?

Melly said...

That jacket to soooooo cute! I love the yellow and I am sure it is even more cute in person with the right colouring. You are so clever, any attempts I have made have ended up at the op shop!

sandra said...

Great jacket! And yay for zipper - so far I only did it once - told myself never again - but fools always rush in!

Sandra said...

The yellow jacket is gorgeous - love the contrast ribbed sleeves.

Sue H said...

Buttercup yellow, perfect. It looks wonderful in that jacket.
Wow, what lovely yarn. What ply is it? A nice lacy shawl would look great.

Helen said...

Love the little yellow sweater it's so cute. The yarn is gorgeous I love the colour mix.

ferg said...

You are so clever to do the zipper!
I hope that you are all ok.
Lots of love Gillian

Sandra said...

Hi Sue, Your comment on my blog came in as no-reply. The gold jacket is a garter stitch knit-all-in-one-piece from Family Circle Lovable Baby Knitting & Crochet. The yarn is some I got off eBay and didn't know what to do with it. When I've sewn the ribbon on at the neckline, I'll donate it to the Guardian Angle Knitting Campaign. I'm going to make a bigger one for my little boy :-)

Kendra said...

The little jumper is so sweet. The finishing looks really good too - especially the zip.

Martha said...

Hi Sue! I came by to check out your blog after you had commented on my softie. You are an incredible knitter! I am amazed at how much knitting you get done. I'm also fascinated by "what's on the needles". Do you find you are more produtive with a whole heap of projects on the go? Does that help the boredom or staleness factor? Congrats on your prize.
The yarn looks gorgeous