Friday, April 20, 2012

Red Matinee Jacket

The Matinee Jacket  I knit for my niece Lily is washed, blocked, and seamed. I just need to find one more matching yellow button and she will be good to go for a Disney movie opening or perhaps an afternoon performance of a Broadway show. 


It was a relatively quick, easy knit, with just a few issues that were due to my inexperience with sweaters. Note to self: When casting on and binding off, leave looooong strands of yarn to use for sewing the seams. I didn't do this and ended up having to weave in about a zillion ends, which is one of my least favorite things about knitting.


Speaking of Lily, here is a photo of her taken earlier today. She is eleven months old now and getting so big. I'm looking forward to her first birthday next month so I can give her the basket full of gifts I've been collecting for the occasion.

I know I've been gone for a while. Not sure what happened, just needed a break I guess. I do plan on participating in Knit and Crochet Blog Week next week and would love it if you did, too.

13 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What an adorable sweater and in my favorite color. The baby is just a little doll! :)

Tracey said...

Stacy, it came out so beautiful! Inexperience knitting sweaters? No one would ever know because you my dear are a pro! Now you need to knit one for yourself to wear when you take Lily to the matinee.
Lily she gets more adorable everytime I see her!
Glad you are back, I missed you!

Theresa said...

Oh what a beautiful sweater for that beautiful Lily:) I can't believe how big she has gotten! You are so talented and she is lucky to have you for her Aunt! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Connie said...

Oh, so cool! I love the color and the pattern!

Pumpkin said...

Welcome back! I've missed you! At least you were obviously busy working on a beautiful new cardigan, it looks wonderful and I'm sure it is super adorable on her!

justjenn said...

Awesome color. I love the bodice with the yellow buttons!

Rachel said...

The jacket is beautiful...and so is Lily. I think you two need a night out on the town so she can show off your skill!

I miss you!

GerryART said...

You've enticed me! ! ! !
Truly, this is a sweater I can easily see me wearing. AND the same goes for the color.

Suz said...

This is so gorgeous...and will look great on her...with those blue blue eyes.....so cute...and boy is she lucky to have you as her auntie

Katiebee said...

beautiful sweater for a beautiful little girl

well done!

xo

katie

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, man, I LOVE this sweater! I want one!!! Can you up-size it??? Little Lily is a Little Doll!!!

Jane Skoch said...

It - and she - are truly adorable! She will be right in fashion with the color blocked trend!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love the sweater. Lily is a beauty!