Monday, February 18, 2008

Baby Surprise......

No, I'm not pregnant. But Teddy's teacher is. Ms Mary will be having a baby, of unknown sex, in July. I have had a hankering for some Elizabeth Zimmermann knitting for some time now, so have decided to start out with a Baby Surprise Jacket.

I'm using up some ancient wool, gifted to me last year, in a practice jacket. The wool is really rough, but I'll soak it when the garment's finished to see if it softens up enough for baby's skin.

For Ms Mary's baby, I will buy some neutral coloured yarn, maybe bamboo, while I'm at Stitches West this weekend.

And here are some update photos of the Linea top. I'm hoping to get it finished in the next few days. I love the leafy lacy pattern, but the bamboo is SOoooo stretchy and soft. I hope it looks good on, and not like a limp dishrag :-) Right now, it could go either way......

3 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Oh baby surprise jacket...yay!! I've been wanting to make one and two friends are pregnant this year...so maybe!! They are really cute in STR too!

Linnea looks pretty! Three days!!!

Bezzie said...

Ooo.. pretty top. I kinda like the fact it's stretchy.

cpurl17 said...

It was so nice to meet you at Stitches! Can't wait to see the baby surprise!