I was SURE it was going to be a girl, so sure I ironed this Debbie Bliss jacket and shoes last night when Amanda went to the hospital. Not an entirely satisfactory pattern. Each wee triangle is knitted separately and that makes for too many threads to be woven in on a tiny garment, 22 loose ends on the neck alone.
so Oliver will have to have this sweet vest. Another Debbie Bliss pattern with lovely detail. The cables travel onto the neck and armhole edges. Vintage 60s crepe wool from the hospice shop in Huddersfield, Yorkshire.
Please don't think it will be his only sweater, I have several waiting for him using my very favorite 1930s Beehive pattern. Knit from the top down, this one used a 1940s 3 ply grey wartime wool, again, picked up in Yorkshire. Vintage velvet buttons.
I shall offer to wash the sweaters myself (baby will not be too far away) using Eucalan, a terrific Canadian product that is great for woolens and vintage items alike. Garments do not have to be rinsed, often a soak is all that is required. (not paid for by Eucalan, though this would be nice)
Etsy news this weekend
One of my vintage scarves was featured in this cheerful treasury Your friendly etsy sellers, put together by Anacdesigns, who lives in London at the moment, she is part of Etsy Expats team, and makes elegant jewelry with flair.