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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


Baby Baby Baby

A friend had a baby and I wanted to knit something fun for him. Elizabeth Zimmermen's Baby surprise Jacket. I had the pattern, had the yarn. But I just could not get my brain around the directions. I feel bad, I am one of those sheep EZ talks about. I need massive amounts of hand holding. Then the knitting godess smiled on me and I found this A wonderful group that is dedicated to knitting EZ patterns. And these wonderful knitters had had a KAL of this same pattern, with a day by day workshop. I printed it out and was on my way. I still couldn't see how this

was going to turn into this

But of course it did. I even traced and cut out the diagram in the book, and tried playing with it to see how the magic happened. Dumb cluck :D
The yarn is Dark Horse Fantasy yarn. Super soft acrylic and nylon blend. Machine washable and dryable. Important for the new mum.
The babies parents met online so the buttons are yellow smilie faces. They aren't on in this picture. Mainly cause I haven't sewn them on yet :D

By Suzann
On Friday, September 15, 2006
At 9/15/2006 10:07:00 AM
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Blogger junior_goddess Says:

Don't you love that EZ magic? The first time I knit this, I couldn't see it either....but I just kept going, and suddenly, there it was! Yours looks terrific!

Anonymous benne Says:

Suzann, for the first time I can SEE the jacket and it makes sense to me now. I absolutely love those colors and striping. You have inspired me to try this sooner rather than later.

Blogger Suzann Says:

Thanks Betsy, it is magic.
I realize I am probably as think as a brick, but where is the mistake? I wish I could take credit for the look of the sweater, but I knit it as written. I had no idea what I was doing, so playing around with the pattern wasn't an option :-)
Benne I know what you mean. The first time I figured out HOW the jacket was going to come together I was gob smacked. I worship at your feet EZ. It is pure magic.
If I were doing it again, I would not have used the yellow. Which looked great in the ball, but knit up more like a leaky diaper. I doubt the parents will notice ;) Neither of them knit :-)
It is a fun knit Benne, and no one can figure out what you are making. Then you do the abracca dabbra and show them. I didn't sew it up for a long time, because my dd kept playing with it.


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