Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy birthday, nephew!

My nephew is one year old. Can't work out where the last year's gone, really, but I'm assured by his parents and the calendar that this is the case. One of the things I sent for his birthday is this:

The Mystery Fair-Isle object. It turned out pretty well in the end. And here it is with its label on - I usually punch a hole in labels and thread some of the yarn through, so recipients can remember which set of washing instructions is which...

The formalities:

Pattern: Fair Isle Waistcoat, by Debbie Bliss, from Bright Knits for Kids
Yarn: Jaeger Matchmaker 4ply and Rowan Pure Wool 4-ply
Needles: 2.75mm and 3mm
Buttons: bog-standard fish-eye buttons from Sew Creative which exactly match the paler blue

On the Christmas knitting front (and with results from last week):
  • Projects on list: 22 (+1)
  • Projects started: 12 (+3)
  • Projects finished: 10 (+3)
  • Projects to finish: 12 (-2)
  • Weeks to Christmas: 4.5 (-1)


Nat Red Knits said...

Absolutely adorable!! Your nephew is going to look so darn cute in it.

SusieH said...

Lucky little man! Your knitting is, as always, lovely...

E-J said...

What a smart and beautiful little waistcoat ... destined to look unbearably cute on a one year old!