Sunday, October 18, 2009
out of nothing
My second grandchild was born a week ago and it has caused a veritable knitting fever.
I was lucky to find a Danish book of needlecraft from 1940. I worked this lovely jacket for a new born using Drops' Merino Extra fine which is super soft and elastic. I wanted to follow the pattern to pick up some tricks. And found out that it takes a lot of stitching to go vintage. I knew my DIL was having a little girl and the buttons from Drops are small pink flowers with a pale yellow center. However, the buttonholes are placed wrongly on the left front which is customary for a boys jacket - at least in Denmark. Well :) Perhaps it is time to change that.