Friday, March 21, 2008

Vintage Car Coat

I have internet access! Not sure how long it will last so I guess I better type fast.
I finally finished this little sweater. It was an easy knit, but I'm glad it's finished. I didn't care for the yarn as it was really splitty and didn't block well. Also, I have never knit a Sublime pattern before. They are sweet little patterns but weirdly written. This pattern had me knit the button band separate and then sew it to the body.

If I were to make this again I would use the equivalent of this yarn by Debbie Bliss. Not sure why I didn't do that this time! and I would knit the button band as I go.
The basic facts:
The Little Sublime hank knit book
baby cashmere merino silk dk
size 5 needles
3-6 months

I added this last picture because it includes one of my all-time favorite pictures of Ryan. I went away for a weekend when the boys were little and Andy had their pictures taken by a professional photographer. This is a snapshot that Andy took while waiting to go to the photographer's. It reminds me of a picture taken of John Kennedy when he was little.


juju said...

LOVE IT!! is there a little white one in my future??

TD wool design said...

a charming little sweater. looks lovely despite the extra bits of trouble.
Oh my. that picture! one of those melt-your-heart keepsakes. i can see why it's a favorite. great shot dad!

a friend to knit with said...

this is the sweetest little gift ever! i adore that detail on the sleeve. and the 3 button band!
i can see why that photo is so special. even from what i can see it looks SO beautiful!