Here are a few...well several pictures of Ava wearing her new Smock Coat by Debbie Bliss.
I found out that it can be quite challenging to get a toddler to cooperate with picture taking. Do you notice that she won't look at the camera? She was too distracted...probably by her coat's gorgeousness... :)
This is the Smock Coat pattern out of the book Simply Baby
. I made the 18-24 month size which fits Ava perfectly! It used 10 skeins of Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere
in red. Is it just me or does that seem like a lot of yarn for a baby sweater? It must be because I used sizes 3 and 4 needles knitting needles. It is knit so tightly!
I just am in love with this baby coat. It is so elegant looking to me. Would I ever make it again? NO!!! Knitting cotton at that small of a gauge did a number on my hands and just was not enjoyable! I am however so happy that I stuck with it. I love the finished project!
This is the fourth sweater I have knit from the book Simply Baby
. It's full of super cute baby patterns. Here are pictures of the other sweaters I knit in 2007. (Before the blog...)
To sum up...Debbie Bliss rocks. I'm thinking about making the beret next to go with the coat.
Who am I kidding? I have so much knitting to do..