Baby Suprise Jacket!

So, I’ve been working on this awhile….and it’s done, except it doesn’t have buttons, and I’m too broke to buy any, so when I send it to my mom (it’s for her co-worker’s daughter, who’s expecting a baby in March), she can add buttons. She has a bunch…..and I don’t.


pattern by Elizabeth Zimmermann

pattern by Elizabeth Zimmermann

(this picture, for unknown reasons, is kind of blurry).


Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Yarn: Cascade Heritage Handpaints

Needles: US 5 24″ circular

Changes: The pattern specifies 2 gauges….6 sts per inch for the smaller (newborn) size and 5 sts per inch for the larger size…I got about 5.5 sts per inch in garter stitch.

I loved knitting with this yarn!

Here’s a picture with more accurate color…

this picture has more acurate color

this picture has more accurate color

This was a fun knit! Now I’m working on a hat to match.


On fast socks…

Okay, I have an almost FO,  but it’s not quite done. But I was looking at the Yarn Harlot’s blog, and I wanted to post my theory for fast socks right here…

Last May, I knit a pair of Monkeys. Although they took me like a month and a half, they would probably have gone faster if it weren’t for the fact that I was kind of distracted (senioritis) and also busy (being in the final weeks of my Senior year). I think that (at least for me) once I did one repeat of the pattern, I wanted to do another (because it’s only like an 11 round pattern, or something like that) and it’s easier to feel like you’re making progress and getting somewhere when you have a pattern to keep you going, because it’s not seemingly endless stockinette stitch (which goes on…and on…. and on…..).  Projects with a certain pattern go faster than patterns with a pattern like stockinette.

That is my thoughts on fast socks.