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