So after my crazy hiatus I am trying to get back into the swing of my normal week. One of the things I have missed was sharing my finished objects with you my dear readers. I am happy to say that I am able to start doing that again this week.
I was finally able to get the dropped stitches sorted out on my Pirate square for the Geek-A-Long blanket. Once that was figured out the remainder of the square went quickly.
Now that is finished I have started another square. I declare that I <em>WILL</em> finish all the squares by December.
I found out recently that several friends of mine are expecting new bundles of joy. This brought about my desire to knit baby things. Why? Because when I was expecting my girls I was A.) not a knitter at the time of my oldest and B.) such a new knitter that I was scared to do more that a small baby blanket with my youngest. I still have those moments of “I want another baby” but I know for my family that’s not going to happen so I’ll be waiting for grandkids. In the meantime, I will practice baby knitting for my friends.
So with that I started my search for a cute baby sweater that could go for either a boy or girl as they have decided not to find out until the baby is born. I was still on the hunt for a yarn and pattern when I was traveling to Colorado to visit my mom. We stopped in a new yarn shop in Woodland Park. It’s a neat little place and they had some nice samples out. One of these samples grabbed my attention and told me what baby item I would be knitting. I have fallen for Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket. It is a quick knit and I will say that I can easily see me knitting it for my basket of knits when I want a new quick project. Yarn was found and knit. If you haven’t seen this before or tried your hand at knitting a BSJ cast on for one. Just be prepared that it won’t be the only one you make.
So here is what I knit.
Can you believe that turns into this just by folding?
All that’s left is to seam the sleeves and add the buttons. I think I’ll take the I-cord bind off and continue it around the neck after I join the sleeves.
Well, that’s it for this week. Until next time.