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FO: Amended Debbie Bliss Coat

Now here’s something that I made nearly a year ago, and something that actually took me quite a while. It was for a friend from Australia, she ordered it for her little girl. It’s the Debbie Bliss hooded coat that I made for Luke in green. I also made another version in the same colour for another friend. However, this version was in what was meant to be a plum/purple, but the colour on the website versus what I got was a bit different, it turned out to be more of a maroon colour.

AA 1I actually finished this last Summer during the Olympics when I was staying with my mum. And I was able to photograph it there on a gorgeous piece of a clover meadow.

AA 2So, because my friend wanted a bigger size than is actually available in Debbie Bliss’ book I had to make some adjustments. To be honest, this is the first time that I’ve really done this and I probably went way too big with my adjustments. And I kept thinking this when I was making the hoodie. But better too big than to small, right?

AA 3I added some lovely flower buttons that I had in my stash and the colour matches the hoodie perfectly.

AA 4This pattern is a very easy pattern, but it’s probably one of the more boring patterns I’ve knitted as it’s just rows and rows of garter stitch.

AA 5AA 6AA 7And yes, the coat is still very big, but my friend’s little girl will definitely grow into it! And I still think it looks quite cute!

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Favourite Green Hoodie

I know, I know, it’s been far too long since I’ve been on here and posted. And trust me, it’s not for lack of remembering…well that’s not exactly true, I remember in the morning, but then by the time my little man goes down for his first nap (a time that could be well spent updating the blog) I have already completely forgotten that I wanted to put a post up. It’s funny really, I’ve still got so many different projects completed and photographed that could go up, but I simply don’t find the time.

And remember back before little man was born I said that I was planning to make my wedding dress, well…that never happened, because again, I simply didn’t have the time. But that’s ok, I got married anyway, in a dress I ordered online (I’ll show you all one day).

In the meantime, here’s a hoodie I made back in February, and a good thing too. I had knitted so many newborn things that the little man fit into for only a couple of weeks, and this hoodie he wore for quite a few months. I’m even hoping that he might still fit into it in the autumn!

It was from a Debbie Bliss book a friend gave me a few years ago and it’s the first time I knitted one of her patterns, and I actually found it really straight forward and easy. Details can also be found on my Ravelry.

I got the yarn in a sale (to be honest I would refuse to pay normal price for Debbie Bliss yarn, as it’s quite expensive I think), and I was rather pleased with the colour of it.

I’m really rather pleased with how it turned out and I love the little details, like the pockets (not that Luke had any idea back when he was wearing it, what to do with pockets), but they still add that little bit extra! I also love the generous hood as it makes the hoodie so comfortable and cosy.

It just works, don’t you think?