It seems like forever since I began the Baby Surprise Jacket. I had just heard that a friend and former colleague and his wife were to have a baby. Baby was due December 16th, but I couldn’t resist casting on immediately. I got most of the jacket done in a day, knitted a bit more the day after… then it languished – for reasons I am now uncertain about.
The project took a kick in the pants when N e-mailed me this week to say that the baby was now fully cooked and had arrived in time for Christmas lunch.
The BSJ was rapidly completed! I eyeballed the yarn left over – and made a baby beanie to go with the jacket. Then I began on a pair of socks…
There was just sufficient in the ball to make all three, with only a few yards left over at the end – nothing to quibble about. Excellent use of one ball of sock yarn, I’d say.
Zachary Joseph S. (no Ravelry project)
Zachary Jacketry – a BSJ in Trekking XXL
Zak’s Hat – a Baby Beanie in Trekking XXL
Zak’s Little Feet – Baby Socks in Trekking XXL
The jacket is finished with some darling triangular mother-of-pearl buttons, carefully attached with turquoise thread.
I shall be packing this lot up later today and sending it on its way tomorrow.