Monday, April 7, 2008

The BSJ Completed

Since the baby is due soon, I figured I had to get the dreaded finish work done on my BSJ. So, the arms have been closed up with a three needle bind-off, and the buttons are in place.

The last BSJ I made was with machine spun yarn, and needed no blocking. I think this one can use a bit, though. It's not a rumply as I thought is was going to be, but the button band does not naturally lie flat, so I think a bit of steam is in order.

The pewter buttons are hand made by a New Hampshire craftsman, and have the tree of life on them.

So, my first hand-spun garment is complete and ready for gifting. I'll almost be sad to see it go.

I do still have a few other projects OTN, but they are all gifts I can not share. So, I fear I may not have much to post about in the coming weeks.

I will however still be spinning, so may be that will produce some photo-worthy product!

I have still been working on my mohair/merino lace weight, but I'm getting a bit bored, and have occasionally switched to another fiber for a little variety. This weekend I decided to indulge myself with a little hand painted BFL from Witchypoo. There are also a some hand painted silk caps That I have already begun to fluff up. I can't wait to play with some of these!


Witchypoo said...

The jacket looks lovely. You did a great job. I cannot believe you just started spinning a little while ago.

Lil Knitter said...

That's gonna be one cute baby sporting that jacket.
Looking forward to seeing what these become...those colors are so bright! wanna see!!!!


Anonymous said...

Love the Jacket! The buttons are beautiful.

Joansie said...

Love the BSJ. The fact that it is made with your own handspun makes it that much more special. I hope you are able to get a pic of the baby wearing it. Also, the buttons are perfect. I love pewter buttons and am looking for some for a project. Did you order them online?

gerry said...

blocking or no blocking- it looks great!

pinkangel said...

Was the pattern for the BSJ hard for you to follow? I want to make one so bad out of sock yarn.
Diane FL

Unraveling Sophia said...

Yay! I'm so glad I found your new blog and now I can leave comments! Your BSJ is beeoootiful!!

Cat said...

Oh I love the jacket and what a great idea with the buttons.