Tuesday, May 22, 2007

SURPRISE SURPRISE, BABY SURPRISE I've been wanting to knit Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket for a long time. We finally got the patterns in (as well as some other great patterns from Schoolhouse Press). It took me a while to figure out the yarn I wanted to use -- I knew I wanted to do it in handpaint. I figured that I could get gauge with our Cestari Sock Yarn and dyed some up in pastel shades of pink, yellow, lavender and chartreuse. This is great baby yarn, because it won't felt. Now, one of the gals on one of my lists wrote out a "cheat sheet", so I had row by row instructions, which made it very easy. When you are knitting this, you have no idea what the end product is going to be. Hence, the Surprise part of the pattern title. It was fun, a quick knit and now I'm thinking about the next one. My girlfriend is having a boy and that would give me something fairly easy to knit while I'm on the plane to TNNA next week. Can't wait!
The other jacket, well, one of the other many jackets that I want to knit up is the Adult Surprise Jacket. I thought that would make a great knit-a-long. I'll be willing to do the "cheat sheet" for it -- any takers?

Here are some pictures I took of today's dyeing session. (and you thought I had a day off. Ha!) The picture on the left is mohair in "Purple Pansies", sock yarn in "Don't Leave and Alfresco in green/gold. On the table is our Ringspun in "Don't Leave".


woolbearers said...

Is that my damask table cloth under the Saran wrap?:)

Anonymous said...

HOw cute!