Saturday, December 10, 2005

Denim Project Finished

I was lucky to catch her in a photogenic mood...

A few months ago my friend Tara told me about a craft challenge her friend Shanda proposed, in which you have three months to come up with something along a particular theme. Tara told me that Shanda's theme was denim and asked me if I wanted to participate. I love challenges... but the thing is, I don't sew and that is the first medium that for denim that comes to mind. I asked Tara if it were okay that the project were denim-coloured rather than being made out of denim and she was okay with that... so, I give you:

Willow in Denim Vest

The yarn is Plymouth Encore's Colorspun in 'Sky Twist' and the child's vest pattern is from Ann Budd's "The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns." It took about 1 and 1/16th skeins... so I have quite a bit of this left to make a hat or mittens or other small thing.

A full-length view:

And the jeans? Levi's 501s in size 4T! I found them at Goodwill for $3.99 and they are in perfect shape.


Anonymous said...

I love Willow's little denim outfit! She looks cooler than I do most days!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, forgot to sign my name!


Jaime said...

Jo Willow is absolutley precious in denim, where'd she get those legs?? The vest is very cool too, it looks awesome with the jeans. Love Jaimes

Jo said...

Well, with a Daddy who is 6'2", the legs certainly didn't come from me!

candsmom said...

Willow's vest is adorable! She looks so happy in it, too, which is the best part. ;-) Matching accessories would be so cute. And what a find on those jeans! I thought I was the Goodwill bargain queen, but I bow to your bargain hunting skills! :-)