Monday, June 11, 2007

My Fashionable Daughter

A few months ago, Pumpkin Girl was playing dress up and came down wearing her First Communion dress. Here's how our conversation went while I was evaluating my next project (after just finishing CPH).

PG: Mom, I want a hoodie just like yours but in pink.
Me: OK.
PG: But first, I want a little jacket just like the one I have on.
Me: You mean like this? [showing her this]
PG: Yes!

Here it is (finally!!!) with the button sewn on:

Anthropologie Capelet
Pattern: Peony Knits
Yarn: 1 skein TLC Cotton Plus in Hot Pink
Needles: Addi Circulars in US #8
(02/19/07 - 02/24/07)

Modifications: My gauge was 5 st per inch. I cast on 74 and did a 2x2 rib for 1.5". Put a buttonhole within 1" of CO.

I would have finished earlier except I ripped so many times. Poor planning on my part - I was 3" into the eyelets then I noticed that the YOs were not flowing smoothly from the ribbing ... so rip back to the ribbing and adjust my markers. Then I'm sailing along then I notice that I forgot a YO and rip back. In the end, I'm happy with the project. Pumpkin Girl is thrilled with the results!


Octopus Knits said...

Very nice job!

Anonymous said...

That is so sweet! I think I have to knit one too for my daughter.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that is CUTE!

CaveGurl said...

Too Cute!! I am glad she likes it and only one skien too!

Liz said...

So adorable!