Debbie Bliss Matinee Coat specs:
Yarn: RYC Cashsoft DK, in Dive, subbed for Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK, uber soft stuff! I ordered three skeins, (compared to needing 4 of the other stuff), which has about 197 yards per skein. I still have enough leftover to make a little hat or headband.
Needles: US 7/6/4/3 for 32 sts=4″
Size: I made the 9-12 month size
Mods: Three needle bind off for the shoulders and I didn’t bind off the neck stitches. Instead of picking up stitches along the fronts and neck I did a single crochet along the edges.
Notes: If anything, I would do one extra stitch along the edges of the pattern if you want to do some easy sewing. There is already one, but you would need two to make the finishing easier. Altogether a very easy knit. Took me about a week and a half to do.
Along with some modeling pix from Scout, we took a few of us together though I can’t say they are too good because a.) Shawn is not a photographer, b.) I am still feeling like poo from this cold and know I look it too and c.) there wasn’t much lighting in the room. But either way, I have a few shots of me and Scout which are very special because I’m usually the one operating the camera:
Besides being busy with her knits and home life, I’ve done a little bit of online ordering. I saw Grumperina’s Uptown Boot Socks from Favorite Socks by Interweave Knits and decided I need to knit that pattern and maybe the other 24 that are in the book too! So I ordered that and Charlene Schurch’s, More Sensational Knitted Socks. I have to believe that this book is 100% as good, if not better, than the first. And since the first book is what got me knitting my first pair, well I needed that book too!
So what to knit now? I now have 14 UFO’s/WIP’s, (I finished one and got rid of another), so I suppose I should work on those? I think I’m going to work on the Cabled Tunic from Vogue Knitting from the Fall 2006 cover. I’m …. that close to finishing the back. Not so close to the front, the sleeves, the finishing…Woe is me! Why do I do this to myself? (Just a great excuse to buy more and knit more, so I can take a “break” from the hard stuff!)