Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Flower Power


Last weekend while browsing in thrift shops I found a gift for my 7-month old niece Lily-- a teeny tiny denim jacket.

After taking the jacket home, washing it and gazing adoringly at it for a while, an idea came for adding a pop of color ... a knit flower in bright pink and green.


The pattern for the flower is from the book Vintage Hearts & Flowers by Kate Haxell. The yarn is Crystal Palace Panda Cotton. It is one of the easiest flower patterns I've found and only takes a couple of hours to knit.


I'll take a photo of Lily modeling the jacket later this week when I see her. In the meantime, here is a recent photo of my little darling.



13 comments:

Tracey said...

I can't believe how big Lily is getting! What a doll baby!
The flower is the perfect touch to the jacket and now I need to look for that book.:)

Suz said...

OH! she is soooo! pretty
and you are such a good auntie for thinking of her and making her such pretty things...Isn't it wonderful the way children change things in our lives...they give us an outlet for all that love

Linda said...

The flower and the jacket are just darling and Lily is so precious!

Jane Skoch said...

Oh my - she's just so adorable! I love the flower! Adds just a little punch!

justjenn said...

They grow up too fast!! I love her expression in this photo.

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww, she's adorable Stacy! She'll be rockin' that adorable little flower on the jean jacket too!

Pumpkin said...

All I can say is "awwwww"! The flower makes the perfect little accent for her jacket too!

Theresa said...

What a sweet little jacket BUT with the flower... PRECIOUS! I know that Lily will be looking so stylish while modeling her new jacket from her sweet Auntie! Have a blessed day, you could be starting a new trend:) HUGS!

Rachel said...

How sweet! That will look so cute on her - can't wait to se a pic!

Jenny said...

I just found your blog. I am a sporadic knitter - mostly in the winter. I'm sure I'll enjoy seeing your bright ideas!

Dogwood said...

Love the jacket with the pink flower. Lily is PRECIOUS.
I hope to meet her some day soon!
Hugs, Cory/Dogwood

Sheila Stone said...

Fisrt time I have been to your blog in some time. I am combining my two favorite pastimes, knitting and reading. I discovered that Oregon libraries offer audio books to download to my computer. So I am listening to Maeve Binchy's "Minding Frankie" while I knit Steve Plummer's Einstein illusion. Now I must check and see if ..."Pemberly.." is available to download. Lily is so beautiful...just want to smooch those chubby cheeks. Sheila

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love that pop of color! Perfect! Lily is getting so big.