Friday, October 24, 2008
October Baby Surprise Jacket
I finally got around to doing the ever-popular Baby Surprise Jacket and I'm in a bit of a quandary--what took me so long?? This is such a pleasant knit, and the end result is so old school boho chic, I love it. Luckily Babs' mom Big Babs came to town and let me watch her dvd which has charming scenes of Meg Swansen wearing a wind breaker knitting in the woods. You know you are hard core if the sound of that makes your heart skip a beat, right? The dvd is absolutely compelling! She knits the BSJ along with you and gives you little tips for doing ultra-special modifications, like not putting the button holes on both sides and adding a collar. Loved it.
Pattern: The Baby Surprise Jacket by EZ
Yarn: Koigu Kersti, #663 two hanks plus some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK #18027 for the stripes
Needles: Size 7
Time: about a week
This was the perfect 'on-the-go' knitting and I forsee a lot more in my future. I want to make like 9 more of these. Isn't that what the whole EZ drill is about?
This particular knit is going to the girls' baby sister, little Aifric. You might recall that they were visiting her this summer in Dublin (where they hilariously refer to our beloved candidate as O'Bama!) . Well, she and her mummy are finally moving to New York, the whole family is being reunited. It's very exciting--we've been keeping up with her on Skype. Yesterday I had the immense pleasure of watching her puke all over her daddy on camera. Heh heh. See I'm not all sweetness and light.