08 July 2008
Pattern: Baby Jacket from EZ's Knitter's Almanac
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Prima, 80% bamboo/20% superwash wool
I made this little jacket for former neighbors of mine from Pittsburgh who are now in California and proud parents of their fist child. I cast on for this project the day after the wedding and worked on it while we were honeymooning in Nova Scotia. It's intended recipient was born the day before we came home, so I should be able to get it to her before she outgrows it.
It's the first time I've worked with Prima, but I picked it thinking that it wouldn't be overly warm for NoCal (The openwork should help in that regard, too). The hand is nice and it's a good supersoft yarn for baby clothing. As a cabled yarn, though, it does have a tendency to be a little splitty, though this wasn't a huge issue.
More frustrating were the knots. I think I got one in every ball of yarn. Between that and the color changes, it made for a lot of ends to weave in. I got through them all, though, and found the little vintage buttons at an area yarn shop. I washed it to make sure there wasn't any bleeding, and now it's drying so that I can package it up and get it sent off.
Now I need to figure out a possible project for a cousin in Florida who just had baby boy number three. I'm thinking booties might be a better idea for that climate.