Why, it's a finished Apricot Jacket!
[For my hubby, here is a "wannabe siren
[Click here for the BIG "Look, Ma! No hands!
[And how about a CLOSEUP of a button
My Jacke in Apricot is FINISHED! (Pattern from Rebecca 27. Size 38/40 [the smallest in the pattern], using GGH Java in Apricot No. 3, going down to size 4mm needles in order to obtain a smaller gauge.) And let me just say this: I really like this jacket. Eyelets and pink are not what I'm used to having in my wardrobe, but pulling on this jacket makes me feel like wearing a flouncy skirt and dancing the Mashed Potato
. So I did
! Hehe. And after I did that, I decided to give my Apricot Jacket a debut by wearing it to the Parc de la Tête d'Or on Saturday
, when we were having lightweight jacket weather:
Of course, I have action shots for you. As customary, here's the whack rabbit dancing fool shot
. And you know how the Rebecca fashion spread has a "look at me run for the camera" shot? Well, me too:
(I was running after my kid.)
And I must say: These shoes
are NOT made for running!
[P.S. Don't forget the dancing shot is here
Finishing details: I used backstitch to join the shoulders and mattress stitch for everything else. The buttonholes are actually crochet buttonloops, 2 chains in size, which I made when working a row of slip stitches around the front pieces. I used a smaller crochet hook then called for in the pattern, but I worked the slip stitches loosely. At first I wasn't sure if I'd like having the jacket buttoned this way, but after I had worked the loops and sewn on the buttons I found that it made the jacket look more polished and completed the "vintage" look. (Incidentally, I got the pearly buttons at La Droguerie
, my favorite button place in the world.) All in all, great jacket that is fun to knit and fun to wear!
P.S. Don't miss my tip about using stitch markers
for the center panel on the back piece. (Published September 16, 2004.)