25 March 2008

Surprise, it's a jacket!

I finished my first, and probably last, baby surprise jacket this morning.
It still needs buttons, but that will have to wait until the next sonogram. The result is pretty impressive and I think it will be a great little sweater. BUT. . . I had no fun knitting it. People say you either love or you hate the EZ style of knitting. I wouldn't say I hate it, but I'm definitely not lovin' it. I had to keep track of what row I was on for the color changes and then how many stitches were on the needle for the pattern. It was quite annoying. I would have much rather just needed a row counter. It really slowed me down to have to write in my notebook after each row. And then when the pen would fall and I'd have to get off the couch to get it. . . well, ask Gloria about how easy that is!
Even putting all that aside and blaming my fussiness over the pattern on my shear laziness (I should really have been knitting a scarf given my mood the past 2 weeks!), the real reason I did not enjoy this knit is the garter stitch. I'm not a fan of garter stitch. It seems like it went on forever and barely grew.
All that negativity aside, I love the end result. The neck opening seems pretty small, but this is for a small person so I'm sure it will fit. And the yarn looks just fantastic. It's another Lotus Yarns project. She's my new favorite indy dyer. This is knit out of the deep water and blitzkreg bop in worsted weight. I love it, love it, love it. Now, if only that baby would get here so I can try it on. Actually it's probably going to fit when he/she is a year old.

1 comment:

Marcy D said...

Juli - check out Pandaman's version.

http://knit-n-panda.blogspot.com/2007/08/elizabeth-zimmermanns-baby-surprise.html