Saturday, July 07, 2007

Vintage Baby Jacket

I'm just shy of having this thing finished. I have had all the pieces finished for several weeks, but felt discouraged by the discrepancy in the dye lots. I finally set out to block them for piecing together, with the idea that once I had it sewn up I could decide whether or not to over-dye it if the difference was too noticeable. Here are the sleeves and fronts blocking:

Here are the pieces just set together, no sewing.

Here is the jacket sewn up, no buttons, and with a few loose ends in need of weaving in. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The difference between the sleeves and body isn't too noticeable, don't you think? I don't think I'm going to mess with it. The yarn is Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn, and I forget what size needles I used. I think they were US #3's, probably my Addi Turbos. I look back at previous posts and figure that out later. The color in the picture below is more true than the ones above. Can I just say how much I love the Cherry Hill Tree yarn? It's so soft and slightly fuzzy once it's been blocked. I'll use it again for baby clothes.

The garden is growing. Here are some zinnias:

My lemon basil is out of control. I can't keep the buds pinched back, so the bees are in heaven!


vtwopoint5 said...

The sweater turned out great - and what a nifty pattern! You do fine work, woman!

Nice shot of the flowers. And my basil (or really my husband's - lol) has been flowering really fast. I wonder what's up with that?

Anonymous said...

That baby jacket is so cute! I don't notice the dye lot differences unless I squint really hard & even then, it's barely noticeable, so please don't fret about that.

Sandra said...

Amazing!!!!!! Love, love the jacket!!!!