Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I realize that the world doesn't need another Elizabeth Zimmermann Baby Surprise Jacket; nor does the world need extended commentary on how completely freaking amazing the construction is.

This particular BSJ was knit on a #5 out of just over one skein (oh well...) of Dream in Color's Classy in the color Blue Lagoon. If it weren't the worst point in the semester I would have rounded out the look with a pair of Saartje's Booties, but it is just not to be.

Suffice to say that I enjoyed knitting it and I hope little baby Gwyndolyn enjoys wearing it.


tara said...

love the color & good button choice :) did you read the panopticon post about spotting a bsj 'in the wild'? it's funny- i linked to it from my recent post...
cool, prepi is my word for verification

Anonymous said...

How long did it take you to knit BSJ?

I made a foolhardy promise to knit a blanket for the 2010 Knitting Olympics/Ravlympics - with a BSJ as back-up.
Since starting, I have discovered that a mitred square blanket is going to take many, many hours - more than I have available before the end of the Olympics.

Before I sidle my way into my back-up project, I would like to make sure that I am not painting myself into a corner.

Thanks for your help,
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