Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Girlfriend got a new coat

In a moment of madness, I decided that I needed to do some last minute Christmas gift knitting. Because Girlfriend needed a new coat:



I started and finished this within a week. It was a great, quick knit. The only mods I made to the pattern were to add a seed stitch border on the bottom and sleeves, and I knit the collar in seed stitch as well to pull it all together (great idea, Sam!)

I thought Friday morning I would need to make a quick run to a LYS for a button, but when I was perusing my stash, I came across some great buttons I had picked up in NZ this summer.

This one met with Girlfriend's approval:



edited to add: Girlfirend in action:

6 comments:

Wendy said...

I love the swing coat! It's so cute! I love the modifications you made, as well...

Kerry said...

That is sooooo CUTE!! It's so girly - she looks like she's feeling pretty proud in it, too.

Samsara said...

Jen, that came out wonderfuly! Maggie looks thrilled to be wearing it, and that button is perfect. We'll have to plan a trip to WW for some other thing. :-D

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

This is way too cute!!! I love when I pull something out of the stash that looks like I bought it specifically for the item!

vanessa said...

omg, too cute for words!

Rani said...

So sweet! This has to be put on my list of things to try! I love the color you picked as well - fun site!