Tuesday, July 17, 2007

So cunning you could pin a tail on it and call it a weasel!

This is a fascinating pattern to knit! Incidentally, the colours in this photo are more realistic than the earlier ones.

It's all based on the number of stitches, and amazingly, mine has been correct all the way through.

When I've finished knitting the lower middle portion, I'll pick up some stitches that are currently on the holders which will form the front bands.

The top seam along the shoulders is the only sewing that is required - it is knit all in one piece.

11 comments:

Webfrau said...

What a fascinating project. Whilst I've heard of Elizabeth Zimmerman I've never actually seen any of her patterns. I'm going to have to look for her work. I hope the library has some.

Sapphire Dakini said...

Okay, that's just the best title for a blog post ever. :-)

marjorie said...

Hi Shirley, I love your baby surprise jacket. I just wanted to say that I went through the whole mammogram experience back in May. It's pretty worrying when they call you back for another look. I guess hospitals are the same everywhere--they don't tell you anything here either! I had the second mammogram (ouch) and a very thorough ultrasound. At the end, all was well. What a relief.

Grandma Simons said...

The baby surprise jacket is simply delicious! I have more knitting projects than I could shake a stick at now...I know! What's my point?

I may just have to break down and knit this little bugger. How long did it take to knit?

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Great job! I love the colors.

Ali Honey said...

So glad you are okay and it was good news! Interesting colours in the wool.Cheers, Ali.

Diane D. said...

The jacket is just darling! I'm glad your second mammogram was OK - the same thing happened to me in January.

Shelina said...

This is a pretty jacket.

Sheila said...

I love the surprise jacket. I want to knit one for my friend's first grandson. Of course your color choice is great.

Charleen said...

Congratulations on your good results! The Baby Surprise jacket is beautiful! What a wonderful use for a painted yarn.

Sheila said...

Shirley, Have you seen this version of the surprise jacket?
http://janknits.blogspot.com/2006/11/adult-surprise-jacket.html