Wednesday, March 19, 2008

WiP It Wednesday

I'm back! Sorry to be so quiet for a week, but we had some houseguests for a few days and I didn't want to seem even more anti-social than I sometimes come off as...

Two new things on the needles right now - the first is my Baby Surprise Jacket. I ordered the pattern from Schoolhouse Press, never having attempted anything a la Zimmerman before. I can't say I care for the pattern writing style - so I was very glad to find some online help from Kenny through Ravelry on how to keep track of the lines in the pattern.



I'm using Bernat Softee Chunky and size 5 Knitpicks circulars, and I am just about to start the first increase row.

My second new project is also one inspired from Ravelry - this time it is the Boy Hat. Of course it is orange so it will probably be for me... but we will still go with Boy Hat. The hat is knit from Moda Dea Metro, and when it is finished you will see that the colours are flashing in the neatest way across the brim.



Tomorrow - a book report and pictures from one of the coolest Knitty SP Swap packages I have ever received - and quite possibly from the furthest away...

6 comments:

Kaye said...

I've heard that so much about that BSJ. The fact that it's garter stitch and I've never seen one actually fit a baby properly makes me stay away from it.

Cool hat--can't wait to see the finished product.

turtlegirl76 said...

The BSJ was a fun knit, but yeah. It's definitely a pattern you need to pay attention to. But it's so neat to watch it come together!

Nell said...

I hope you have better luck than I did with the BSJ. The yarn is really nice and it'll be great in that pattern.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I've been wanting to make the BSJ! Although not maybe tv knitting, I hear its worth it! Hope so!

Beverly said...

I've been contemplating whether or not to buy the BSJ pattern. I'm intrigued by the construction, but I'm not a fan of garter stitch. Too much knitting - a girl likes to purl once in a while, you know? I'm interested in seeing how yours shapes up.

Disco said...

Yay for BSJ's. I liked knitting mine, but had to tick off the rows line by line on a spreadsheet. I think it could be TV knitting with the spreadsheet beside you.
Have fun with it :-)