Just finished! Hot off the needles!

Sylvia wanted me to knit something for her that matched my green sweater. (I’ll post more about that sweater soon.) I showed her the pattern for the Cowgirl Butterfly Astronaut Vest, and she loved it. So I got to work and two weeks later had this:


I used Lamb’s Pride worsted for the contrast color–partly because it’s what I had on hand, partly because I thought the heathered brown would rein in the wild colors of the green yarn. The green and brown are a nice woodsy-fairy combination, especially with the leaf buttons (which were left over from her Anouk pinafore).

I sewed on the buttons last night, and Sylvia happily wore her new vest to school this morning. She came up with her own name for it, based on her own interests: the Fairy Acrobat Pirate Butterfly Cowgirl Vest.


9 Responses to “Just finished! Hot off the needles!”

  1. Katie Jon 16 Mar 2010 at 12:34 pm

    This looks awesome! I love this vest.

    Since the last vest I knit was pretty much a failure, I’ve been wanting to try something and I was thinking about making one of these soon. I kid you not. Great minds and all that…

  2. Ginaon 16 Mar 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I love the way the vest turned out and I love Sylvia’s name for it! The brown trimming looks great with the green and pinks. Very garden/spring/nature. Excellent.

  3. Marshaon 16 Mar 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Thanks! Sylvia just informed me that another word needs to be added to the vest’s name. So it’s now the Fairy Acrobat Pirate Butterfly Cowgirl Firefighter Vest.

  4. Deborahon 16 Mar 2010 at 7:47 pm

    That turned out super adorable!!! I think the brown edging is a very nice contrast to the rest of the vest. Excellent job.

  5. Chrison 16 Mar 2010 at 9:01 pm

    It’s really cute – of course, the model helps. :)

  6. Shannahon 17 Mar 2010 at 11:05 am

    Everyone needs a Fairy Acrobat Pirate Butterfly Cowgirl Firefighter (and any upcoming additions) vest! ;-)

  7. Marshaon 17 Mar 2010 at 11:16 am

    @Deborah and Chris: Thank you!
    @Shannah: I know! I am kind of wondering if I could get away with wearing a grown-up sized version of this. But then I’d look even dorkier than usual, so probably not…

  8. JDon 28 Mar 2010 at 4:31 am

    Love it! Adorable! And in just a fortnight!

  9. Marshaon 28 Mar 2010 at 7:20 pm

    @JD: Thanks! It was a lot of fun to make. And one big advantage to knitting for little people is that it goes quickly–especially on size 7 needles!