Friday, August 06, 2010

FO x 2: Baby Surprise Jackets

I've been wanting to knit the ubiquitous Baby Surprise Jacket for some time, but never really had a good occasion. I've been really interested since Candace finished hers in Dream in Color Classy a couple of months ago. The shop carries the newer individual pattern with baby/child/adult sizing, counts for different gauges, and line-by-line instructions.

One of Bryan's old friends came out to interview at Google a few weeks ago (he got an offer and took it! yay!)and asked me about commissioning a hand knit gift for a new baby in the family. Perfect!

BSJ #1

Ravelry details here.
I picked Claudia Hand Painted Sport in the Oops! colorway. It turned out so great! The yarn was fabulous to work with. I'd used Claudia fingering weight before and loved it, but the sport is so springy and round with the added 3rd ply. It's a variegated and not striping yarn, but the color runs are long enough to make the changes in the direction of the knitting stand out.

Then I realized that a couple in the same circle of friends is expecting a baby of their very own and we'd probably be seeing them soon. Oops! Gotta make one for them, too!



I went with the Little Red Wagon colorway for this one. I cranked it out in 2 days. I like making things for other people because I don't have to agonize over the color choice. If I don't like it in the finished object, I never have to see it again!

I had another great veggie box dinner tonight. I finally feel caught up after being out of town for a few days.
I made my old standby turkey meatloaf from a Betty Crocker Cooking for Two cookbook
I've had for years. That used onions & carrots.
I made some simple glazed carrots with the remaining carrots, and mashed potatoes with parsley root.
Tomorrow I plan on making agua fresca and/or sherbet with the melons and strawberries I still have.

1 comment:

Maria said...

Those are so cute!
I pulled out my wheel and plied some stuff to free up bobbins, and it felt great.

Oh also? I made pickled watermelon rind. I don't know yet if it's any good, as I've never had it before. I think it's more of a southern thing(?). I'll call you tomorrow so you can get the wheel.