Yes, another new WIP. Why? Well, of course, because I can! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
This little matinee jacket (by Erika Knight from her book Baby Bloom) is one of those patterns I’ve been saving for when I have a very special baby to make it for. And I’m even using the specified yarn, a now discontinued fingering/4ply 80/20 cashmere/merino blend (I know – lush! And handwash! But I can cope with that).
It’s very old fashioned, and I know it won’t be to the taste of all new-mothers out there, but it’s a special little garment for my little person.
So far, I’ve only done the sleeves – I’m procrastinating about the body, as it’s done in one piece and involves a 232 stitch cast on with a yarn that tends to split. But I’ll get there.
And in case you are wondering what’s happened with all those lovely Wollmeise projects I started my Week of Wollmeise back in September … well, one of the only unfortunate side effects of this pregnancy business is that I can’t stand the smell of the WM! If you’ve never smelled it, it has a very distinctive (and usually lovely) smell, due to the woolwash the yarn is rinsed in after dying (it’s called Perwoll, but I don’t think you can buy it in Australia). But now, that formerly lovely scent just makes me feel a bit ugh. So they are all hibernating. I hope not for too much longer.