Friday, July 27, 2007

From least prepared to most prepared...

in less than a week!

Greetings and Dear Laura:

Well, my Baby Surprise Jacket is complete, except for a little steam blocking this evening. And the party isn't until tomorrow at noon. This is even better than the blanket, which I finished the day OF the party - but in the morning!

Without further ado...


Pattern: Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket (using worsted-weight yarn for the 1-year-old size)
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Solid
Colorway: Bold Red
Needles: Knit Picks Options size 7
Cast on: JUly 11, 2007
Complete: Julyy 27, 2007

I had a double-size skein of this yarn - when I rolled it into a ball, I had to split it into a small, medium and large ball. I'm sure that I used more than 1/2 the yarn, but I do still have a good quantity left.

The color is a bit brighter in person, more red than burgundy. I love the way the colors move from almost pink to a great red. I'm becoming more a fan of "almost solids!"

I used a provisional cast on for the stitches that comprise the cuff of the sleeve so that I could go back and pick up stitches to lengthen the sleeves. That worked out really well - I added 10 rows to each sleeve.

This is a really fun project - the first one made no sense as I was knitting, but this time I had an idea of what was going on.

Keep knitting!

Cynthia (aka Designated Knitter)


marit said...

It looks great! Nice job.

sharon said...

That's gorgeous. I'm beginning to feel the same way about these almost solid yarns!

Carol said...