Knitting Olympics, only one year late!

Last year I bit off more than I could chew. Quelle surprise! A mere two months postpartum, prescription facing a return to working motherhood, pills I signed up for the Yarn Harlot’s Knitting Olympics. I opted to make Claire a lace baby jacket based on a general recipe from Heirloom Knitting. I say general recipe because the instructions give you the stitch count and basic dimensions, but I chose a different (more complex) lace pattern than the one suggested. That’s what I like best about this book – it’s a great tool for design it yourselfers who like guidelines but don’t want to adhere to a strict pattern.
I didn’t finish in time. Duh. In fact, it was intended to be part of Claire’s Easter dress, and I didn’t make that deadline, either. But I did finish. I finally dug the knitted cardigan out and seamed it and put a button on it back in October. I just now got around to releasing the pictures from their captivity on the memory card.
It’s sort of hard to see how the lace pattern worked out, as my model was being less than professional, but I’m happy with it. (and fortunately it’s very stretchy since it was 8 months late!)

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