Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spot on!

The Ladybug Jacket has her spots!

The pattern calls for knitting black bobbles, but I wasn't overly fond of the look of them (nor the thought of knitting them). So I decide to knit the spots and sew them on. Details on how to do this are on my Ravelry project page. It probably took longer than the bobbles would have, but I like the final product so much better.

It was a nice little pattern to knit - very simple and the results are darling. You could easily leave the spots off and knit it in any colour you liked. I knit this in Fat Cat in Coal and Cherry. I'm so spoiled with our yarn - I don't think I'll work with acrylic for kid's garments ever again!

Nora's birthday is tomorrow (it's hard to believe it's been a full year!), but I won't get it to her Daddy until next week. I'm sure I'll have pictures of her wearing it soon after.

Now... it's back to the Business Casual socks... one by one, stitch by stitch, I'm getting through those WIPs!

11 comments:

Samantha said...

Oh Val, it turned out simply adorable!! :)

Dee said...

I think bobbles would have been a mess. The knit on circles are MUCH cuter. Can't wait to see the little miss in her new dress.

Happy birthday to her.

Rachelle said...

That is so cute!

Sue said...

The little jacket turned out beautifully. I love the spots!

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Cute! Spots are perfect!

Nancy Kay said...

So adorable! That's one of the cutest jackets I've seen.

bittenbyknittin said...

Too cute! And your spots are better than bobbles.

Monika said...

I can hardly wait to see Nora in this cute jacket!

Mo said...

I love your incredibly cute ladybug dress! Super adorable! I'm looking forward to seeing the pics of your niece wearing her new outfit.

Great job!

Frieda said...

That is so freaking adorable ! Hope we get to see some model shots . Nice work Valerie !

lexa said...

That is just too cute!