FO – Tai Jacket

It’s done and it has been delivered!

So last night ended up being very very interesting. My friend/SIL who has just moved back to Ohio (as in, she drove across the country last week, arrived Friday night and was expecting her delivery of furniture Monday) called to say the movers were coming earlier than expected. Long crazy story short, the movers arrived at her mom’s house around 930pm, overcharged her freight by 3000lbs and about $1500, wouldn’t release her goods, she finally wrote them and check (and will argue with the parent company later), they delivered her furniture and finished around 1am. At that point they had to go reweigh the truck again and she landed in bed sometime after 2am this morning.

I ended up picking up her friend from OSU’s campus and she crashed with me so that I could take her to the airport this morning. I live much closer to the airport and this allowed for everyone else to get a good night’s sleep. 🙂 (I slept well myself, no complaints here.)

So today was the birthday party for her daughter Tai. 🙂 Welcome home, eh? I finished sewing the buttons on this morning while the boy strategically placed his gift in the truck and tied it down. We then proceeded to drive 30mph the entire way to the party because any faster caused her present to collapse. The party was a lot of fun and the cake was yummy. The boy’s present was a big hit with all of the parents and the kids. For those of you who don’t know, without fail, a child always ends up playing with the box or crinkly wrapping instead of the gift that you have purchased for them. He decided to cut out the middle man and made her this house out of our washer box:

tai and house.JPG tai's house

She really enjoyed her house, as did the other children there. As long as the cardboard holds up she should be able to play with this for a couple of years! 🙂

Now for my FO –

Description: Jacket for my niece Tai
Jacket With Moss Stitch Bands by Debbie Bliss
Yarn used:
3+ skeins of Claudia Hand Painted fingering, Colorway Jill’s Pink (100% Merino) 50g / 175 yds
Care Instructions: Machine Wash delicate
Needle Size: US 6 (4.0mm)
Modifications: I ended up one button hole short. The boy is convinced that this is how the sweater should be anyway. So I left it.
Finished Size: 12-24 mos
Date Started: 1/31/2008
Date Completed: 3/27/2008
Notes: So I had lots of ends and I ran out of yarn at one point. This was a big lessons all around project. I would knit it again, probably in the right weight and make sure that I have enough yarn! 🙂 Oh and I also saw the wonders of blocking. All my uneven stitches and the crimped yarn relaxed and looked great after I blocked the sweater!


tai jacket front

Front of the sweater. Can you see where the button “might” be missing?

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Back of the sweater


Grandma holding the sweater after it was opened. 🙂

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