Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another BSJ Completed

I have almost finished another Baby Surprise Jacket from Elizabeth Zimmermann's amazing and famous pattern.* I just have to crochet a bit around the edges, but I wanted to get this posted during my break from election issues.

My intention with the colors was to evoke an ice cream sherbet kind of combination--orange, peach, and raspberry. I want you to know that these combinations appear everywhere in New Mexico--in gardens, as well as in clothing. I don't know--the yarns were all very nice when separate, but I'm not sure I like what the peach does to the raspberry when they appear in the same garment.

If you will click on the photos to enlarge them, you will see that I have put in some labels to help you figure out how the stripes are placed.




*I'm afraid that if you want the pattern, you will have to buy the Knitting Workshop book where the pattern is published, as this stuff is naturally copyrighted.

5 comments:

Margie's Musings said...

Those are simply beautiful Clair.

Linda said...

Gracious, you must knit with the speed of light. I'm a slow knitter. I'm impressed.

clairz said...

I tend to carry my knitting everywhere and knit whenever I am waiting for someone else and, of course, when wasting time watching campaign coverage. I guess that's a lot of waiting and watching.

And I knit faster and faster with political stuff going on in the background. It saves grinding my teeth!

I read about a Knit for Kids knitter who actually knit while on her exercise bike. Ridiculous! But a nice combination of passivity and action, I think.

Erikka said...

clair, what great colors for a baby sweater! i'm a little jealous of little tykes - they get to wear all the crazy color combos they want with no judgment :) Matter of fact, really elderly people do to...wait a minute...they're on to something!

clairz said...

Yeah, poor little kid, wearing grandma colors.