Look what I finished!
Started the Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket a month ago as a shower gift for my sis, Ali and her hubby Josh. Baby boy is due the first week of July. I have a sizeable stash of girly-colored yarn and lacey baby patterns. Doh! Of all the summer/fall babies on the way that I know of, all are boys! Doh!
RAVELRY.COM link: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/hfrank007/baby-surprise-jacket
Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman available at Schoolhouse Press
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash – Blue, Green, Red
Needle: 7 Addi Turbo
Gauge: 4.25 SPI
Size: 21.5″ Chest
Start Date: 5/1/09
Stop Date: 6/7/09 (Yah…that was the day of the shower. Had to sew the buttons on that AM. Nothing like last-minute gifts!)
The jacket construction is ingenious. It looks like a flat amoeba to start with:
It folds up and there are only shoulder seams to sew! I did a crochet seam. Thought about three-needle bind off on the outside but couldn’t pick a color for that. Will likely do that on the next one.
Did an I-Cord bind off which I LOVE the look of.
Can’t wait to see the little bugger in it!