Baby Surprise Jacket


After month’s of not being able to find buttons to match…..

I can finally show you my finished BSJ!

Pattern:Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport  multi in Bittersweet

Needles: 5mm circs

Start Date: March 3rd 2009

Finish Date: April 6th 2009

I don’t seem to have ANY notes from knitting this sweater… bad knitter! I do remember that I didn’t want to knit it again anytime soon, it seemed very fiddly to me always having to count to make sure I had enough stitches on either side etc. Once I got nearer to the end it seemed to get easier but it definitely wasn’t the relaxing knit that I was hoping for.

Luckily for me this sweater is for the Tadpole so I won’t need to make another one anytime soon :)

Just because they are soooo darn cute……  My babies!!

They were perched on top  of the sand pile we were using to make a level spot to put the pool…. don’t ask how it went, we no longer have a pool…. Bosty however loves to dig and enjoyed snoking and digging his little heart out while Molly preferred to use it as a crow’s nest to keep a close eye on her Dad.

Enjoy the sun we are finally getting!




Even though I have 2 sweaters, one tunic and a sock to finish I feel myself being pulled towards the stash in search of something bright and fun to knit.

I’ve been wanting to knit the Baby Surprise Jacket forever but hadn’t realized that the pattern was not only in the book  The Opinionated Knitter  by Elizabeth Zimmerman but that it was also for sale as a single pattern at Webs.

I’ve had the pattern for a couple of months now and its been calling to me, begging to be knit. Of course it just so happens that I have yarn in my stash for it too.

 This is Lorna’s Laces shepherd sport multi in Bittersweet, a bright combination of pinks, purples and oranges. If this colourway looks half as nice as Rebecca’s did, I’ll be very happy.

Wish me luck!