Thursday, July 30, 2009

Baby Jacket

This is a very special baby jacket that I made for a friend whom I hold very dear. My friend and her hubby make a cute couple :) we've been great friends and its an exciting time for them... and for me to create something custom for their baby!

This was a surprise gift for them and it has been very difficult for me to keep from letting my friend know that I already know that they are soon to be parents !
Now that the package is on its way... I can finally write about it here :)

I'm hoping they'll like it as much as we do !!

The jacket idea is inspired from the following project:

For my project, I used -
Lion Brand's Pound of Love Yarn in Soft Pale Green color as the main color for the jacket and Read Heart Soft Yarn in Off While color for the lacy edging and the ties at front. I also used a Pale Green Button on top of the snap buttons used to attach the right and left collars.
Crochet Hooks - I/9 (5.5 mm) and G/6 (4.25 mm)

I made several changes to my jacket and it looks different from that in the pattern.
I like how the top panel looks and adapted it to a gauge that was preferable for my project. My Baby Jacket fits a 3 to 6 months baby. The pattern in the above link has a bigger lower half as compared to the top part. Since I like the top half more, I adjusted the gauge to make the top part bigger. I also tweaked small bits of the armhole to make the jacket without sleeves, so it could be used as a top layer on whatever the baby is wearing. For the bottom part, I made HDC stitches instead of the DC stitches suggested in the pattern.

Hope you will like the pictures and find it easy enough to try !
Feel free to ask questions...


Sunday, July 26, 2009

White Water Rafting

Summer is so much fun !!!
We went white water rafting today and what fun that was !!

So for all of you who have not tried it yet.. you really are missing out on something. :)
Enjoy !
Hope to hear about your summer adventures!!