Friday, October 24, 2008

October Baby Surprise Jacket

BSJ in Koigu Kersti
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.
BSJ in Koigu Kersti
The Specs
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?
BSJ in Koigu Kersti

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.

27 comments:

kim said...

These colors are amazing together. Such a cute knit! And you know what I think about your generosity when it comes to the new baby in the family. Too sweet!

Have a great weekend!

SJ said...

That is stunning. I just love the bright colors -- no pastels for this baby!

After having knit six (I think) BSJs, I can tell you that they're very addictive.

Knitting Kris said...

Those colors are stunning! I've knit 2 BSJ's, and I must admit the pattern is addictive! It's nice and easy to be a "take-along" project!

Michael said...

Your BSJ is adorable!!! And I love the SHP DVDs. Especially nice are the ones where you get to see Cully in all his delicious foxiness. Le Sigh.

Jennifer said...

So cute. I need a baby to knit for.

Someone else's, though ;)

knitthehellout said...

I love those colors together. Bright and fun colors for a wee one.

Yarnhog said...

Once again, I applaud you.

But I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the baby puke on her dad. My oldest spit up all over my stepson's mother the first (and last) time she held him. I was appropriately sympathetic, but I laughed my ass off later!

a friend to knit with said...

you are so many steps ahead of me. i have NEVER made that sweater. what is the deal?!
every time i see one, i think i must make one.
soon!
i LOVE those colors.

Angelika said...

Nice to know that I'm not the only one that hasn't made this one yet.

nicole said...

Nope, haven't made one either. But I will, oh yes, I will.

Love the bright colours of yours! I'm just curious, which DVD were you watching? My heart has indeed been set aflutter and I want to watch it now!

Sonya said...

I love those colors together! I have Meg Swansen's Cardigan Details DVD and love it. And a little well-aimed baby barf can be very funny.

Diana said...

Great and fun color combo for the baby surprise jacket. It's so darn cute. I'm sure the little cutie patootie will look adorable in it.

KnitPastis said...

Fun Suprise Jacket! You are so good at putting colors together. I like the orange buttons too.

Oh good, just as I wondered about how long one of these took to make, I see you posted it:)

Anonymous said...

Love the colors on your BSJ
Margie in Maryland

Psyched2Knit said...

very cool colors! It looks really cute!

Robin said...

Very cute! I like the bright colors!

Amy said...

That is a totally cute knit. I can't believe I haven't done it, yet!

Veronique said...

Yes, baby puke is funny. On other people that is...
Love the pink and orange combo. Are you going to come up with a special word for it? Porange just doesn't sound right.

kim said...

I love that color combo, so cheerful! Now that I have one BSJ under my belt, they're going to be my default baby gift from now on.

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Jessica said...

Very cute! That pattern really is a fun knit.

earthchick said...

Oh wow! Completely adorable.

madalyn said...

I haven't knit this yet, either, but that doesn't mean I won't eventually! I love the colors you used!

tiennie said...

This is so cute! I still haven't knit one yet!

Melissa said...

The BSJ looks amazing. I love the colors!!
The BSJ is such an addicting knit isn't it!

Janet said...

Gorgeous, as always! I think I need to plan another one of these, and soon!

hokgardner said...

My mother just knit one of the surprise jackets for my new daughter, and it is adorable. I think I'll be tacking one in the near future.