Monday, February 22, 2010

Baby Surprise Jacket

The other night I cast on for a new project: Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket. I was wanting to make a baby gift and thought I'd give the surprise jacket a try. Here's what's done so far:The pattern seems pretty easy to follow. It's still kind of hard to tell how it's going to turn into a jacket, but you're just supposed to trust the pattern and follow instructions. Kind of like "sit down, shut up, and don't ask questions." So that's what I'm doing. :)

I ordered the pattern that includes the adult surprise jacket pattern, too. I had wanted to make a sweater from the wool from our sheep, and decided maybe this would be a neat idea. You can use lots of colors and odds and ends of different yarns, so this way I can dye up and spin a little at a time and just add it in as I go. No worrying about do I have enough of the same color for the whole project?

I know the adult jacket is an awfully ambitious project for me...she of the Mountain of Unfinished Objects, but maybe the added inspiration of it being from our own wool will help. :)


Pearlesyarn said...

What a lovely idea for your handspun. Thank you for sharing.
I may have to have a go as well although my queue of "projects to do" is inordinatley long,lol:-)
I will be atempting to ply my 1st yarn soon (gulp) it may not be suitable for anything but string! Wish me luck:-)

Brenda (Prairie Daisy Handspun) said...

I bet it will turn out fine! Good luck! :)


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