Saturday, August 09, 2008

Baby Surprise

Lets's not mention how long it has been since I have blogged. I can't even think of a good excuse so I won't try and give one to you.

I have been knitting though. First finished object to show you is the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman:

I choose three possibilities for buttons

At first I thought that the choice was tough between two of them, but after looking at the photos, there is a clear winner on which to use.

I was told not to use this photo since it looks like the sweater killed Keeper.
This photo with Keeper requesting a belly rub is much better.
Pattern Specs:
Yarn: Dale of Norway
Needles: 2.75 mm
Pattern: EZ BSJ

The sweater looks so tiny, but I guess that is what babies are. I want to do a second one after the baby arrives and then can choose whether to do something very frilly or not.
If you are in the area - for the month of August there are 22 BSJ on display at Shall We Knit - they are having a contest for customers to vote on their favourites. - It is nice to see so many different examples and possibilities on what to do with a second or third.
I have either been away from posting too long or blogger/ flickr just want to drive me nuts. The photos all have the correct orientation while on my computer, but uploading to flickr or blogger causes them to be rotated. I can fix them in Flickr but not here.


Liz K. said...

I was hoping that the Baby Surprise would be a baby. But nice sweater. I love the colors!

Jenni said...

Ah, the lure of the BSJ - my favorite sweater to knit, by far, ever. It is tiny but do know that the sleeves are a little on the short side (even for babies who were shorter that Jeneric).

Teresa said...

I still have 11 weeks to go, so hopefully no baby surpise for a little bit.

Jenn L said...

Love the sweater killing Keeper pic - laughed my head off. :) Hmm, makes me think I want to attempt a BSJ for my little one....I'll have to get some tips from you... :)