I’ve played around with some knitted and crochet tops in the past, with varying degrees of success. My main problem wasn’t always my lack of design ability which I’m always trying to expand and develop, it was my wondering eye… I know I’m not the only one!
I have NEVER met a knitter or crocheter who only has one project on the go at a time. I have at least 3 or 4 project ideas whizzing around my head at any point. This is fine, until I start a big piece and get distracted half way though. A lot of my early attempts at jumpers or cardis end up being rushed. So they end up being ‘ok’.
Yes, I know, a toddler’s jacket isn’t the same as getting stuck into an adult’s, but I have to start somewhere!
So, here it is. A child’s granny square jacket with oversized hood (for added cute) and knitted trim. The first garment I have ever made that turned out how I imagined it, if not better. It is worked up in left over yarn from the knitted dinos. I wasn’t intentionally colour coordinating the boy’s wardrobe with his toys. Promise.
There was an unexpected side effect. I may have become somewhat obsessed with Granny Squares. Not a bad thing, although I have started seeing squares when I close my eyes, but I am rather jealous of the boy’s latest jacket.
The pattern will follow, I want to take the time to write it properly for you fine folks rather than subjecting you all to the almost indecipherable notes from my pattern diary.
Before I go, one of you lovely readers made me feel famous yesterday on an outing to Ashbourne’s ‘Betty’s Sewing Box’ (lovely shop, great range of workshops and lovely cake, if you’re ever heading that way) where I purchased the buttons for this project. The Boy and I went on this jolly road trip with one of my dearest friends, Carol B. Anyway, you know who you are, be assured you made me feel warm and fuzzy, and thanks so so much for reading!!
Its a small world 🙂