Late last month – actually the day I had computer problems and ended up moving the blog – I started to knit a little jacket for a friend’s grand baby girl. As usual I was fiddling with sizes and patterns and to begin with it just didn’t work out the way I wanted so with Mum’s voice in my ears (patience is a virtue) I plodded along.
Little clothes on special at one of our big stores + just the right shade for the colour work = a set I rather liked and am happy to give to the little one to wear during the winter. These were size 0, (6 – 12 months) which will be about the right size when the weather cools down. I added a little tshirt – just because! It was the same shade pink and matched the trousers lol
Never one to pass up a bargain I had picked up a couple of other colours at the same time, then rummaged through my wool stash with the idea of creating similar jackets and sets to donate to a charity I have links to.
Well that was the idea – some of my friend’s non knitting friends heard about the pink set and as they both had new little grandsons asked if they could have the ones I was about to do. They did offer to pay but I brushed that aside – there are some eggs coming my way as a contra deal arrangement lol
I love the way the blue turned out as nice and crisp as the pink
You know years ago when I knitted for my babies we would never of thought of dressing them in grey – that was an older child’s colour, the colour of school uniforms. Not these days – the grey/white striped sets were walking out the door as fast as the staff could fill the rack.
There were stripy (is that a word?) turtle necks and plain grey ones on the racks but I’m sorry, I really couldn’t see a babe in those so this set has a slightly different neckline.
I also decided a plain white jacket with a little lacy pattern at chest height along with the plain grey pants would give a look that was modern and smart but not too overpowering. Do you agree?
They are being picked up this week and even though I say it myself I’m quite pleased with the end result. I started with a really easy basic pattern, added some individual touches and ended up with three very exclusive gifts.
Do any of you get a thrill from creating something really nice from almost nothing? How do you blend your bargains to make them look even better?