Knitting Fla

Hello - This is Flavio. I love knitting! I would love to try sharing bits of my life and my thoughts. Lots of love! :)

jueves, septiembre 06, 2007

Summer Knitting - Strawberry Baby Jacket and Hat

Dear friends!

Well... here it is, I am so proud of it! I really wanted to try something new, that is: creating my own baby jacket, without following any pattern. My friend Arantza gave me some hint and here I was, trying to figure out how to decrease for my FIRST PAIR OF RANGLAN SLEEVES! Oh myyyy! Well, I used this super soft acrylic (incredibly soft, I love it), and with barely 110g I was able to do a jacket and a hat! It doesn't look terrible, and proportions are OK, I think. The shaping worked, and I even did the button edge while knitting the fronts: this way it looks more regular and I don't have to pick up stitches later to do it vertically. I was afraid the sleeves would look (AGAIN!) too thin or not big enough. I seem to have a problem with sleeve-measuring... oh well. What do you think? I am quite happy, the jacket looks ready to be worn this winter by a girl baby... Now I have to find one among the army of cousins, aunts and friends... mmm. The hat was a simple garter + stockinette stitch thing. I am getting better at distributing the decreases. How do you do it, by the way? I never know if I do it the right way.

Lots of love!!! :)


Blogger Deborah said...

Dear Flavio- Amazing work on the baby items. They are heirlooms honestly. Rubens Zebra is my favorite but they are all amazing. I still have the set my mother did for me when I was a baby along with baby booties with lace ties at the ankles. You are an artist and love reading your blog. Men always have the most perfect gauge. So inspiring!! Kudos. Yours, Deborah Knitting Novices

6/9/07 23:20  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oooh, I love the colour of this set is gorgeous! And it looks really really good. I love a baby set and to do this off no pattern!!! I am in awe!

7/9/07 00:59  
Blogger KSee said...

You did a fantastic job! One day this will grace one lucky little girl.

8/9/07 14:45  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

WOWWWW! Oh my, thank you SOOO much! I am sooo happy to see you liked it!

Lots of love :)

PS: will try to write down the pattern som etime this month.

8/9/07 14:59  
Blogger KSee said...

I'd love to get the pattern. There is a new baby coming in the family soon... I've added you to my blog. I keep up with you in google reader. Have you signed up for ravelry yet? you must. you will love it. I'm kseelass.

8/9/07 16:18  
Blogger Flavio83 said...


Will add you to my links tonight. Thank you! :)

I have signed up for Raverly but I am still quite behind in the queue.. :(

Will try to write the pattern as soon as possible :)


8/9/07 19:10  
Blogger Eileen said...

Just beautiful!!!!

8/9/07 19:25  
Blogger Mary Anne said...

Another beautiful knitting project, Flavio! I love the colour you chose. It reminds me of strawberries. Very pretty.

9/9/07 04:34  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

Thank you so much! :) I loved this yarn when I saw it. So cheap, and acrylic! Sorry, I am an acrylic fan... when the acrylic is good-quality of course ;)


10/9/07 14:47  
Anonymous Anónimo said...

Absolutely love it!!!!

You should start making these and selling them :-)

10/9/07 22:26  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

Hello Karen! Thank you so much! :)

You are not the first who says that... I am flattered but... well, I don't think my work is *that* good to be sold... and... maybe this is a stupid thought but... I really would like this to be a hobby and a fabulous way to "disconnect" from reality and everyday's stress ... making things to be sold would add to the stress (as everything related to money)...

Don't you think so? :)


10/9/07 22:42  
Blogger Lolita Blahnik said...

El color es una pasada, precioso.

11/9/07 12:10  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

¡Muchas gracias! Esos ovillos del Corte Inglés me encantaron, además de baratos, por su color.



11/9/07 15:35  
Blogger caska said...

me encanta el modelo te ha quedado muy bièn ciaoooo

14/9/07 15:02  
Blogger Gatuca Guapa said...

Gracias por tu comentario, me encantan tus pequeños proyectos;)

15/9/07 23:07  
Blogger Carl@ said...

Que bueno que haya hombres tejiendo!!!
Un saludo desde Argentina

16/9/07 23:20  
Blogger esperanzaypunto said...

Hola flavio!! me alegre mucho al ver tu comentario. He ojeado tu blog y me ha gustado mucho, sobre todo la jacket fruit para Rubén, ya me pasarás el patrón.
Ya no vivo en castellón ciudad, ahora vivo en benicarló, aqui hay una tienda de lanas, la dueña es más agradable que la de la calle sanahuja, jiji, pero para eso no hace falta mucho, verdad?.

18/9/07 10:40  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

Jeje, desde luego! :) Tengo una amiga muy amiga en Vinaròs. Le preguntaré si allí también hay tiendecita de lanas :)

Me gustaría probar las tiendas esas de Valencia, por el centro... dicen que hay mucha cosa ;)

Has probado la mercería del Corte Inglés?

Fla :)

18/9/07 11:05  
Blogger Carme said...

Ei Flavio, com anem???
Espero que les vacances (ja més que acabades) t'hagin anat bé.
Aquesta jaqueteta rosa t'ha quedat moníssima. Ets molt valent de llançar-te a fer alguna cosa sense patró, jo en sóc força incapaç i mira que fa anys que faig mitja :-)
Algun dia ho provaré.
Jo veig les mànigues una mica estretes però no em facis cas, perquè una cosa és veure-ho en foto i l'altre quan ho tens a les mans.
Per cert, t'he enllaçat al meu blog.
Fins aviat.

21/9/07 11:06  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

Ei Carme!

Jo també crec que les mànigues estiguin una mica massa estretes... sempre tinc problemes calculant les mides de las mànigues... aiiii :)

Fins aviat!!!

Flavio :)

21/9/07 13:36  
Blogger Nadia said...

Why does it have to be for a girl? I know lots of boys who look good in pink (and I'm sure you do too.)

7/5/09 09:03  
Blogger Flavio83 said...

Oh yeah, I love pink :)

7/5/09 11:30  

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