Monday, August 4, 2008

A baby gift + animals are people, too.

The Baby Surprise Jacket is done, in plenty of time for the baby's October arrival. This jacket was a joy to knit. I used a machine washable acrylic/wool blend from my stash and some sweet purple buttons I also had on hand. The jacket turned out the perfect size for the baby to wear through the winter.

And here are some little things for the animals. On a recent rainy Saturday, I spent the morning working on the Cage Comforters, one of my charity projects. There they are on the right, stacked up after being sewn & stuffed. I still need to sew up the stuffing holes and then tack them in a few places before they are ready to donate. I had some scraps of fabric left, so I cut them into strips and braided them to make toys for a friend's two Chihuahuas.


Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog. Saw the sweater and loved it! Where did you find the pattern? I'd love to try one. Debbie C

Little Lugs said...

That is the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann; it's published in Knitter's Almanac and some of her other books, as well.