Thursday, February 07, 2008

More Bed Jacket

Seems like it's been a while since I've shown you the bedjacket. Don't worry, it's still green. And I'm still chugging along.

Bed Jacket

The body of the jacket is "done" but not "finished" - as in, the knitting is done, but this needs some serious blocking and the seams sewn, although I have woven all the ends in.

Continuing on the theme of "bizarre construction" is the shawl collar.

Bed Jacket collar

This is about two-thirds of the collar, which I'm sure will also need some blocking to stretch it out a bit. I also may knit a few extra sections to make it a bit bigger. But the knitting is easy - garter stitch and short rows - perfect for movie-watching. Yesterday I basically knit from where the ends are hanging out all the way to what's on the needles, so it's going quickly.

I am so glad this piece has the lace edging on it. (Watch out! I may not be saying that any longer when I actually have to make it all and sew it on.) I think it will really help tie things together and make it much more feminine-looking.

So now I have to find new, girly pyjamas to go with this! Perhaps something lacey, too. I've been looking around, but most of what I've been seeing online is either too over-the-top sexy to the point of tacky (think Frederick's of Hollywood), or too staid and boring (think neck-to-floor white cotton nightgown). I want something cute, feminine, a little sexy, but not tacky. Help!


Jessimuhka said...

Sometimes Target has cute girly PJs. I've gotten sets with lace edged tanks and little boy shorts that are pretty, not trampy.

Dove Knits said...

I love how it's shaping up.

Dove Knits said...

You've received the You Make My Day award :)