Friday, July 6, 2007

Patons Baby Hooded Jacket

Ah the relaxing mornings of sleeping in when the kids are on school holidays seem to be rushing by. I have managed to sneak in quite a bit of knitting time though, due to a fair amount of rainy days we have been having. Up above is the Baby Hooded Jacket from an old Patons pattern. I am knitting this for one of our good friends who had a baby girl last week, Jessica, welcome to the world. I made this same jacket for Lachlan when he was about 6 months old, in a light blue color and I used to put it on him when it was quite cold and it kept him very warm. I am supposed to use a 4 ply yarn for this, but decided to knit it in an 8 ply Feathersoft yarn, which isnt really that thick for an 8 ply, so it might turn out a wee bit bigger, but they will be able to use it for longer, being a 12 mth size. I really hope that they like it, as sometimes I am unsure what new moms will put on their babies to wear.
I have also been knitting some socks, although the baby jacket has been getting more devotion than the sock. I think it is the Gentleman's Fancy Sock (correct me if I'm wrong) from the Nancy Bush book. I cant be bothered going to annoy the kids to get the book for me, as they are watching Arthur and the Invisibles. We took them to the pictures to see the movie, and they loved it so much we decided to buy a copy today. At least it keeps them amused for an hour or more. I am using Katt's Pansy colorway for this sock, and I love the vibrant pinks and purples too, although usually I am more of a blue/green person. I am hoping to knit some more on this over the weeke and hopefully tonight.

I also visited Nat who sells Sugar'n Cream yarns here in Oz, so I was able to buy some for the dishcloth swap in August. I really wanted some red too but she has none left in stock at the moment. I will have to wait until she gets some more in. I am so excited to be joining in this swap, so I hope it is a lot of fun. I also bought some Anchor Magicline cotton for $1.99 a ball today at Spotlight, so I grabbed some of each color to knit up some dishcloths for Christmas pressies for my mum and sister. They have such nice colors, and being reduced from about $6.00 a ball is a great bargain. I am hoping to make some of the patterns out of the dishcloth book for them, so I will see how they turn out and show you all. Some of the patterns on the labels of the cotton look good too, so I will have to sneak a peek at them too. Nothing much else has been happening around here, apart from trying to keep the kids entertained. Wednesday we delivered 500 papers, and I now have a sore back from pulling the trolley around behind me, which I hope alleviates soon. Yesterday was spent having the kids and their friends around entertaining each other. Next week Isabelle has 2 parties to go to, and I have a lunch with Paul's work on the Tram Restaurant on Saturday, which in a way I was annoyed with because it is my sister's quilt in on the same day and I go every year and chat and craft with some great ladies. Oh well I will just have my mum fill me in on all the gossip when I get back. I get a bit nervous meeting new people, and all at one time is a bit overwhelming too. It is allright for Paul as he already knows all the guys, and only has to meet their partners. Well I am off to go and sew some little kitties which hopefully I can show you all next week. Happy knitting everyone!


18 comments:

opportunityknits said...

The chubby pink cables are so pretty. If I had a baby I would want to put this on her, never mind if it's too warm here, I can always crank up the aircondiitoning :) Hope you have fun at Saturday's lunch. I dread meeting new people all at once too, but usually once I'm there, it usually isn't as bad as I thought.

Karen said...

That sweater is going to be so cute! happy dishcloth knitting, it is fun and fast.

Maryann said...

Oh wowwie wow wow, I've been travelling these days and behind on the blogging news for maybe 2 weeks and it's FO#20 already! I totally surrender... #20 is really handsome and those pink cables are too cute, just can't wait to see more of it.

2paw said...

The cabled baby jacket is absolutely gorgeous!! Lovely sock: and thanks for the link to NattyYarns as well!!!

Corrie said...

ohh love the jumper! I am really getting into my grandma's old knitting patterns....I think they look great and yours is gorgeous! I also love sugr n cream and Nattyyarns as well so its a win win but I'll wait till after japan before I indulge
Corrie:)

Adrienne said...

That jacket is going to be BEAUTIFUL!!!

Samantha said...

What an adorable and beautiful little jacket pattern. I love those cables. The socks look great too. Knitting dishcloths is always fun ... quick and easy. :)

jessica said...

It seems you have lots going on, very cute pink cables! I do love all things pink:) Socks are such fun things... and they can go anywhere!

Penni said...

I love the jumper, what a great use of cables. Can't wait to see it finished.


mmmmmm Sugar n Cream. I love that stuff. I'm playing Dish Rag Tag too.

Kate said...

Wonderful socks - great yarn! The dishcloths look really interesting too.

Sandra said...

SUch rich stitches for baby jacket - this baby will be worm!

And socks...ups...yours reminded me of mine - not finished!

Natalie said...

Hi Sue, Wow. Thanks for the plug! I should have the red back in stock reasonably soon. I have put in an order in the US so.....keep an eye out. I love the fact that they have patterns on the ball band!

JL said...

I love the jacket too. Nice works.

Love to see knitter's socks. I will come back for more.

Helen said...

Gorgeous pink jacket, the cable pattern is very pretty. Love the colour of the sock yarn too.

I bought some of the Sugar'n'Cream from Nat also and was lucky to have gotten some in red. I will have learn to crochet because I bought the pattern book & there a quiet a lot of patterns that are for crochet.

Kendra said...

The baby jacket looks amazing. It looks like it takes a lot of work.

Simmy said...

The pink jacket looks amazing - all those cables. I so take my hat off to you Sue.

I also sympathise with how you're feeling about meeting your husband's work colleagues. I would feel the same way - I seem to have lots quite a lot of self confidence (in some ways) being at home with the children.

PlumStitches said...

the little jacket is going to be adorable and i love the socks and the color!

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

Hi! I was just dropping by to meet'n'greet a fellow Dishrag Tagger, but I seem to have this terrible twitch in my scrolling finger - I just *have* to see what pic comes next - and next - and next!
The pink baby jacket has a fascinating texture - ooh,liking the chocky brown one - socks! - hats! - you're giving me more ideas than I have time for :P
Anyway, see you on the forum!