Pattern: Modular Tomten Jacket by EZ, The Opinionated Knitter
Started: 29th May Finished: 2nd June 2008
Yarn: Palette Collection, acrylic yarn, 2.5 balls
Size: About a 1 yr size using 4mm needles
I cast on for this pattern as soon as I received the book. It was so quick and easy to knit the garter stitch which is always faster I think. I stitched the zipper in last night. The yarn is some that I found at Kmart for 99c a ball last week and I loved the colors so all up it cost about $4.50 to knit including the zipper. The acrylic yarn isnt itchy, scratchy or squeaky like some acrylic yarns and it can go in the machine to be washed which is always handy for new mums. I made this for my sister's friend who is due to have her son in a couple of months, but the baby shower is at the end of the month so I wanted to get it finished. I love the colors in this yarn which looks much nicer in real life than in this photo. I do hope she likes it.
Now I am off to go fold my papers for delivery, hang out some washing and hopefully get in some knitting time. I also discovered a recipe for Golden Syrup Dumplings on the back of the Coles recipe leaflet this morning so perhaps tonight I might try and make some. They are Paul's and Lachlan's favourite.