"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

the fifteen ounce baby jacket



The One Pound Baby Jacket (Snug) is off the needles and on the blocking board.  Three of the buttons are sewn on and the fourth (at the neck) is yet to be selected from the button bucket.  When the bulky sweater is finished drying I'll sew him on, roll up the cuffs and cozy it in with the other baby knits that are waiting for a chubby body to fill them.

The book is a new acquisition.  I'm very visual and this book is inspirational eye candy.  Even if I never did sew a garment from the pages (which I will) the natural palette, natural fibers and casual patterns would inspire me to... something.  My daughter spotted it at Joann's the other day while we were picking up a few things during their 'make your own sale' (which means I had a 50% off coupon).  She knows her mama.








And do you see that cream colored ball nestled in among the other hand-spun?  It weighs exactly 1 ounce,   making my One Pound Baby Jacket more accurately dubbed the Fifteen Ounce Baby Jacket.  And if we really want to get technical, the 'baby' jacket would be more accurately termed the 'toddler' jacket as I'm certain it's going to be quite roomy on an 18 month old and fit nicely up to about 4 years!  With this much wool invested I'm happy about that...  A generous couple years of wearing will make this grammie happy!


Joining Ginny's Yarn Along
Blessings, Debbie

31 comments:

  1. Debbie, the little baby jacket is absolutely darling. I love the the way it's knitted and the little hoodie.
    You did a fantastic job. JB

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  2. How adorable! Those balls of yarn in the basket look luscious. Did you spin them? I'm working on a baby bunting right now. It's so heavy, I'm thinking it will take a strong baby to wear it!Son and daughter-in-law called to say she's two months along! Please pray for them as she has had several miscarriages. But for now the doctor says everything looks very good.

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  3. I love the baby jacket...a lot...but you know what else I love? The big bucket-bag in the picture where the jacket is laying out flat. I think I need one of those...or maybe two or three.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. You have to love those items that won't be outgrown in two days!
    It came out very sweet Debbie.
    I have my eye on your knitting bag, very pretty!

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  5. How adorable! I have seen that book at the library... great read!

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  6. I keep dithering about getting a book like yours. So many to choose from. Looking forward to seeing what you make. I know it will inspire me.

    Your 15 oz toddler jacket is beautiful. So special for all the time taken spinning, drying and knitting. Priceless, indeed! Hope it gets plenty of use.(Love the knitting bag too)

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  7. You are planning ahead, woman! It just dawned on my that you're making a hope chest - but not quite the usual kind. :)

    I love that pattern.

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  8. its gorgeous! hey is your sewing book in japanese? im very visual too and found my two sewing books in japanese were so well illustrated i easily did the sewing just by following the pictures. i often get caught up in someones instructions and waste time...

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  9. What a lucky baby to receive that sweater, it is beautiful. What a labor of love. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. The jacket is beautiful, somebody is going to be a lucky child. It looks so warm and cozy. Have a good day.

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  11. This is wonderful. I really like the simple stitch and shape of the pattern with the hood. I put it on my Ravelry favorites. Boy, I wish I had knit some of these when my children were younger. Wonder if it could be up-sized?

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  12. Oh my goodness, the sweater is adorable! I love the hood and the garter stitch :) Lovely work :)

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  13. What a lovely jacket indeed. I love the colour and texture ohhh that baby will be comfy and cozy. [o= I can't wait to see what you will sew. I am gearing up to some sewing hopefully very soon myself.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  14. Absolutely wonderful in every way.

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  15. So cute that sweater is. And that book...I have held it in my hands so many times and put it back down...it is so nice! Glad you and the girls will be looking and drooling...oh, maybe that is only me...and making lovely things.

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  16. It is a gorgeous jacket :) And yes, I love those JoAnn's coupons...

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  17. Hi Debbie, your baby jacket looks beautiful and cosy, well done! I love the look of your new book too ; )

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  18. i don't sew but if i did, i'd buy that book! looks great.

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  19. Oh my goodness gracious, how teensy and sweet. Sigh.

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  20. the little jacket is completely adorable and so cozy looking! how wonderful if it can last a few years

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  21. Love the colors of yarn in your basket - love the image of it laying on the table - just love it - you are going to love being a grandma, I can tell.

    I'm visual too.

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  22. Love your baby/toddler snug - it will feel so cosy and like a nice big hug for a little one :-) And isn't your daughter thoughtful x

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  23. Your shug is adorable! I love the bulky stitches and yarn.
    I'm sure your grand baby will be all snuggly warm!

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  24. That sweater is gorgeous! I love it!! Oooooo...I know you can't wait for a sweet little someone to wear it!
    The book is intriguing. Let us know how you like it. I am going to look for it at my local library. (I often find it's the best way to see if a book is something that you want to purchase for your own. Unless you have a 50% off coupon, that is!)

    I so appreciate your thoughtful and kind comment on my recent blog post. I'm trying to decide whether to share it with my husband, who does not think that I'm a "measurer of words!" He thinks that I'm chatty, which I can't imagine. ~sheepish grin~

    Blessings to you...

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  25. Debbie, It's gorgeous! I have to tell you I stopped at JoAnn's today and used my three coupons to buy watercolors for my kiddos and new buttons for a blazer I found for my mister at the Goodwill the other day (and the jacket was the half-price color, too -- woohoo!!). I love a bargain. Happy sewing, my friend.

    Blessings, ~Lisa

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  26. Are you going to be a Grammie? Did I know this? Am I getting forgetful?

    I love this jacket - it is wonderful...

    As to the book - I was drooling over it at Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago - but didn't buy it. I may need to go get it after all....

    Deanna

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  27. The jacket is beautiful! I love a baby in a hooded jacket! I'm going to go searching for that book now, just the front cover has done it for me!

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  28. oh my goodness that is such an adorable little jacket, such a perfect pattern. i love little clothes that start out on the large size and fitting for a long time, eventually being grown into. and that book, love those japanese pattern books!

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  29. What a sweet baby jacket (I want one for me :-) xox Clarice

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