Since I first read about Elizabeth Zimmermanns Baby Surprise Jacket I have very very much wanted to make one. It sounds absolutely brilliant. You make only knit stitches, plus increases and decreases, and when you fold it all up, you get a sweater! I searched and searched for a free copy of the pattern, being that I can be a cheap bastard of a knitter. When my knitting group in town suggested a KAL I immediately recommended the BSJ. Luckily, one of our members has two of Elizabeth’s books and was kind enough to lend me one, so that I may make a copy. That was 2 Saturdays ago, and the book has languished in my purse neglected, but not nearly as neglected as the knitting, which was ripped out twice before I even left the knitting group 2 weeks ago. Sadly, Elizabeth writes patterns and notes that are about as clear as what I put when I’m writing my notes, before I make y’all a finished pattern.
So, if you have a copy of the BSJ and like me, are easily confused I have a present for you………ok, its actually just a link. But look! Some kindly knitter by the name of Dawn Adcock has written notes to accompany the BSJ pattern. Hooray for Baby Surprise Sweater Notes . My love and knitterly affection goes out to her for writing these notes to help us all.
This morning I took out the knitting and book, realizing earlier this week that I had once again putzed up the damn thing and ripped it out again for a third time. i am hoping to have it back to where it was when i left the group so they need be none the wiser about my loathing of reading directions all the way through. As such, no pictures for you. Sorry. I have yarn strewn all over my floor and even the pup isn’t interested in playing with it at this point.