I started crocheting with Grandma Vivian this past year, and this baby jacket was the first thing I completed. Grandma helped me get started and showed me a few tricks, since she has made this pattern dozens of times.
I used one of her vintage patterns from 1950. The jacket was supposed to have long sleeves. I was short on yarn and wanted to save some to accent the bonnet and booties, so I shortened the sleeves. I actually like the shorter sleeves better than the long "angel" sleeves called for by the pattern. I think they look more modern. :)
I finished the bonnet and booties while we were in Green Bay for Thanksgiving. My sister held a baby shower at her home for her niece, Nellie. I've known Nellie forever, so I had my present all ready. Nellie was thrilled by the gift. She safely delivered a beautiful baby boy just last week, so it's all good!