Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Debbie Bliss Squirrel Jacket
Yes it is time to unveil the next project, I haven't knitted anything for my kids for a while and so I plan to knit them something each over the next few months. Firstly I have chosen a delightful pattern out of Great Knits for Kids by Debbie Bliss. The wool I have chosen is Bendigo Woollen Mills Aran as the pattern is knitted in a 10 ply and I happened to have some cream in my stash. However Bendigo Aran doesn't have a chocolate/brown in its colour range so I had to find some in another brand and came across Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran which was just the colour I was looking for. I would have loved to do the whole pattern in Jo Sharp but the whole thing would have ended up costing $130.00, way too much for a size 8 boys jacket. So as soon as I finish socks, only about 10cms to go, I will start it. I am being strict on finishing the socks as they are a present and need to be finished by the weekend and if I start on the jacket I will get too wrapped up in that and the socks wont get finished. The one thing that I love about the pattern the most is the squirrels but they are the one thing that will give me the most grief. As I am a self confessed perfectionist with my knitting I don't particularly like intarsia or picture knitting, it always seems messy where the colours join, especially with a picture that isn't a solid shape, like the squirrels. Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me?? So if anyone has a tip in this area I would love to hear it.
And finally a big thanks to everyones kind wishes about my nieces arrival, she is such a little dolly and I did have fun shopping for her and spoiling her, I even bought a big bag of my sisters favourite choccies so that she didn't feel left out. Thanks to my secret pal who sent a lovely e-card and yes Suzi I am going to create something for her, I have the pattern and wool picked out. I must admit that I am not real keen on baby knitting, and much prefer knitting for 2 years and up. I will post about the baby knitting project in my next post.