Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wave Jumper

I finished! I actually finished knitting on Friday, and wove in the ends early Saturday morning (early, like 5:30. Not only couldn't I sleep, neither could either of the boys.) Yesterday, I went to Joann's to find buttons (cost me $0.75!), and I sewed them on this afternoon.

(That's little girl's dolly who so graciously agreed to model the dress, until the live model arrives. I don't know if I should be nervous that it will be too small. Oh well, if it is, the doll will come to own it!)

Here are the details:

Pattern: Wave Jumper by Leslie Barbazette, in the 101 Designer One Skein Wonders book.
Yarn: On Your Toes 4-ply by S.R. Kertzer
Modifications: I put the button holes on the back straps, rather than the front. If I were to make it again, I would make the front straps shorter and the back straps longer. Also, you wind up joining yarn and then immediately binding off for the neckline. I would have knit across the first strap, bound off for the neckline, and then worked the second strap. That way, I would have joined the yarn at the strap, and not the neckline.

Today's knitting is a baby hat for charity. I've started it, but I'm not feeling great today, and plan on taking a nap. Tomorrow I will either continue with Cotton Kisses Cardigan I cast on for yesterday, or cast on for the Ellis Dress. (I meant to cast on for the dress before the cardigan, but I couldn't find the right size needles yesterday. I found them this morning.)

Happy knitting all!


Miss Me said...

Miss Dolly looks lovely! Maybe she will eventually get the dress back... The Ellis Dress is adorable. Why aren't there as many cute things for boys?

Jknits said...

Absolutely adorable. What a special dress.

Sarah Doremus said...


I know this post is rather old, but I just finished knitting the Wave Jumper as well, and I'm wondering how you found it fit your "real life model." :)

I knitted mine in the 3-6mo size hoping that if we are having a girl she'll be able to wear it to my brother's wedding, but the 3-6mo size looks like newborn size to me!!