makes me feel like i’m chanting for a sports team. i went to the UofM – UofM…
ahem. anyhow. i made two baby suprise jackets (ravelry link) in the last short while and can i just say that this pattern is brilliant!! i love scrappy things to begin with and this is the perfect scrappy project, since you can change colors at any time and still have it look great because the last rows go all the way down the front and around the back. on top of that, it’s fun to knit, i love garter stitch, and it’s cute – cute – cute! i finished these two up last night.
this autumnal bsj was made while watching my booth at a craft fair… mostly all in one day and much of it done while walking around or chatting with other craftspeople. i did find that i had to sit down and read the instructions once in a while ;)
worstedish weight on size 6 needles.
my handspun wool (thick and thin) – this one had been around for a while – here’s the yarn and here’s the roving
1970’s hunter orange pull skein wool from the goodwill in missoula
finished with some recycled sweater wool because i used up both of the others
by the way, i do have a wee one in mind for this one. apparently, if i knit it, the wee ones will be provided.
the blue forest bsj was started right after the first one. did i mention this pattern is also addictive? i did most of it at a party with the people ben went to germany/austria with. it is a wild party in which you can almost knit a whole baby sweater during it…
sport and dk weight wool on size 6 needles.
two mill ends from mountain colors
my hand dyed recycled sweater wool
this one is a spare. my plan is to always keep one of these around just in case – cause those babies are, you know, surprising :)
i’m not yet sure what i’m doing for these two for fasteners. the autumnal one has button holes, but i’m considering either a couple of loops with buttons or loops with crocheted buttons. the button holes ended up in an awkward place with the color change, so i think i like it a bit more open. any suggestions? either way, neither of these will get fasteners until they’re on their way out into the world… so i declare them done!
last time i talked about the bsj, a lot of people said they wanted to make one soon too… anyone made one? how’d it go? feel free to link to your project in the comments if you did! i’d love to see them.