Monday, September 21, 2009

Surprise Jacket

I had to be careful as I thought of the title for this post. I am making the famous Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket but when I sent an e-mail to Bonnie about it I ended up with an unintended consequence. You see she read it on her blackberry/trio/handheld and only part of the title of my message could be seen. Well I think she just about had a heart attack when she got a message from me titled, "Baby Surprise!" No Bonnie - no more babies in my future but plenty of knitting for other people's babies!

This jacket has intriqued me for a long time so I finally decided to make one. The pattern comes on an extra long piece of paper with lots of writing, diagrams, etc. But then when you start to make it you realize there are only two paragraphs of instructions and I've got to tell you they are NOT THAT CLEAR! I got started just fine but then I had several questions. Thank goodness for the internet. There are several sites that offer some help (glad to know I'm not the only one who had these issues) and even a 6 part video instructions on You Tube! I love the internet! I'm using some Socks that Rock Heavyweight so we'll see just how big this sucker turns out. I'll keep you posted. In the meanwhile, if anyone else has made this and has some tips for me please send them my way.









4 comments:

km said...

I haven't knit one...but that's on my list along with the Feb. (baby or adult) and so much more EZ. I like the colors of that STR.

Jknits said...

fabulous colors

Bonnie D. said...

Still crackin' up over that one. Love the colors!

Brooke Knits said...

Ohh. my assistant is expecting and I have the pattern, the yarn, everything I need but the nerves to cast on.. I've heard it can be tricky.. but addictive. Keep me posted.