In March, I ordered these lovely skeins with my two nieces-to-be and a couple of Pebble Vests on my mind. The Pebble Vest is a simple and adorable little baby vest pattern that I've started to make for all of the babies in my life (all of whom have been boys up until this point). I'm sure I enjoy the vest much more than these babies ever will. It's just so much fun, though, to pick out soft yarn in colors that I know their mamas will love!
These Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn friends, in Popsicle and Watermelon, arrived right before I left for Texas for a week-long vacation with my dearest friend. After two plane rides and bit of knitting while I was there, I was able to mostly finish one of the vests.
The second vest was cast-on during another airplane ride (I guess my blue pants are my go-to airplane attire...). This plane, rather, was headed to the West Coast. After those two long flights, I had another vest mostly finished.
Yesterday, after digging through buttons and weaving in ends, these adorable Pebble Vests were finished! I can't wait to see them on my two little nieces!! London Mae arrived in May and Lennon is supposed to arrive in the next couple weeks! I must say that this auntie is much looking forward not only to cuddling those ladies in these soft little vests, but also to watching them grow into beautiful, strong, confident women. My own aunts have played such an important role in making me the woman I am today and my hope is that I can do the same for these two precious little ones.
A few notes on the Pebble Vest: I LOVE this pattern!! However, when I follow the pattern as it's written, I end up with a tiny newborn vest that only fits the smallest of babes. So, I've been tweaking the size of the pattern over the past few vests that I've made and I do believe that I've reached a great size for a 3-6 month old and possibly for a 6-12 month old as well. You can read my Ravelry notes here.
For those of you who catch little details...yes, the dark pink one has it's side buttons on the opposite side from the light pink vest. As I do most of my knitting while doing other things (i.e. reading, talking, watching things...) sometimes I make mistakes and sometimes I just go with those mistakes! This is one such go-with-it change to the pattern. Ta-da!! Let's just call it creativity....
Also, in my attempt at making the pattern bigger, I overcompensated a bit and ended up running out of yarn for the lighter colored vest. So, I decided to make it a two-toned version by adding the darker pink on the back and a stripe through the front. Overall, I'm happy with the result!
I must say, I'm rather excited about these vests and my new nieces! Hooray for nieces!!!!