Baby Surprise Jacket

No, I’m not pregnant! But many, many of my friends are and it has kicked off a season of baby knits. For the past few weeks I’ve been cranking out a cute little EZ classic!

The Pattern: Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket

The Needles: US 3’s

The Yarn: Artyarns (Teal & Brown), Dream in Color Smooshy (Romeo Blue)

The Verdict: This sweater is a quick knit with an interesting construction. Garter stitch lends itself to movie theatre knitting which is where I’ve been working on the bulk of these! I can also customize each with fun yarn and cute little buttons. I have a few more planned for September and October babies!

In addition to catching up on current movies (Harry Potter 6, GI Joe and Inglorious Basterds!) we’ve also been geocaching. Yesterday we headed down to Paola, KS to visit The BBQ Shack (featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!) and did some geocaching around Lake Miola. We were kept from a couple caches by Muggles, but we managed to find 2 out of 3! (which ain’t bad!)

The garden is still growing. So far our biggest successes have been the peppers – we’ve had half a dozen green peppers and a bunch of jalapenos! We’ve started the cucumbers again and are just getting some spiky buds. Our tomato plants are finally producing blooms and little tomatoes after we got our act together and got both tomato cages and fertilizer. I hope to have pics of those to show you soon!

Otherwise we’re cleaning the house today, doing loads of laundry, hitting up the grocery store, and one of us is trying to squeeze in some knitting. My current project? Sleeves. Badly in need of sleeves:


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Lynda the Guppy
    Aug 24, 2009 @ 00:43:08

    Got a question about the BSJ. How do you know what size yarn will yield what size sweater? And what size is your default size, and what yarn/needles do you use?

    Hee! Word verification is "Cablet."


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