Thursday, July 29, 2010

A bit of knitting!

The wife of one of our coworkers was expecting a baby a few weeks ago so I decided to knit them something.
I don't have a lot of strictly baby yarn - especially in boy colours. I know a lot of people are fans of bright colours for their babies but I didn't want to go too "out there" in case they were fans of more traditional colours.
I had a bunch of Patons Beehive Baby in white/yellow/green, green and blue. I wasn't sure how much a sweater would take so I decided to use my white/yellow/green because I had quite a few skeins of it.

I made a cute little cabled sweater first but it turned out VERY small. I was worried it wouldn't fit so I quickly knit up a baby surprise jacket. After fussing with the first jacket I didn't really want to make a hat or booties and have them be doll sized so I just skipped them.

I think it turned out well. It's still quite small but apparently this baby is a bit on the small side (two weeks early and the parents are quite small).
I forgot how much I like this pattern! Once you get over the initial confusion, it's pretty straight forward. It only took me a little while to remember all the quirks.

I'm in the process of knitting a bear so we'll see how that turns out!

Temperature: +12C
Sunrise: 7:23am
Sunset: 5:30pm


Jo said...

You're a stronger woman than me. I've tried Baby Surprise about 4 time and ripped it out each time.

Megan said...

I actually had to buy the DVD to get the hang of it the first time around. After not making one for over a year I needed a refresher online.

Basically you just do step A (or B or C etc) until she tells you to do something different. It's not written how we're used to reading patterns - there's also a lot of trust in that it will work out at the end!

That was my 7th BSJ!