The thing I'm finding about blogland is that you're constantly adding things to your list of things-to-do, inspired by something someone else has made somewhere out there. I saw this gorgeous little baby vest some time ago at the beautiful blog of a very talented patchworker, and found myself clicking along to Etsy and purchasing the vintage pattern for myself. And when I got my hands on some lovely organic cotton recently with the uplifting name of 'Sombre' (from Spotlight of all places), I decided to put it into action straightaway.
It's taken a few weeks, a few rows here and there, but here's the finished product. That picot edging around the neck and arms is three hours of my life I'll never get back. And I'm not convinced cotton is right for this pattern - it looks like it might stretch and lose shape quickly. The entire thing took exactly one ball of yarn. Literally. Not even a metre to spare. I haven't had a chance to try it on one of my babes yet, but I suspect it might be a bit big. I'll add it to the pile of "to grow into" clothes.
Lots of almost finished projects in the pipeline - hopefully I'll be able to report back with some soon.