Am VERY excited about this project. It’s for my friend’s new daughter Victorine Tam Thomas who will be christened on 28th Dec 2008 in France.
We met at TIK on Saturday and settled on Debbie Bliss Prima to make this jacket. It will be worn layered over a traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai costume for the Christening deremony so it needs to be a little longer to make a more formal/classic look and fit with the full length style of the Ao Dai. Gorgeous.
We put our heads together to come up with a colour scheme and some mods that will make this just perfect. The jacket will be mostly in a delicious cream yarn, with some lovely blue/green for some embellishments and matching Mary Janes. We also picked a stitch pattern from Nicky Epstein's Knitting On The Edge - the Berry Cluster Stitch, only we're using the beaded version...because my friend prefers it....(nothing to do with the bobbles on the Berry version, I swear!).
I couldn't wait to swatch the yarn so I got right on it as soon as I could that evening. I predict a little bit of a Jolly Green Giant delay (sorry Dad!). Got perfect gauge thank goodness and yesterday I started to swatch the stitch pattern for the edge. It's a bit tricky, but after a few goes I think I have it now. It will be lovely.