Friday, December 02, 2011

Another Baby Girl BSJ

It seems to be a baby year. These sorts of things go in cycles. One of the latest arrivals that we are awaiting is my to-be newest neice. My brother and his wife have gone through so much hoping for a baby, that she is highly anticipated.

The baby shower was several weeks ago, but I have just not been able to pull myself together enough to put a post together. So with out further ado another BSJ:

Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Needles: US Size 10 / 6.0
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Dusty Purple & many leftovers (see below)

As with the last BSJ I made, I put this one together with a sewn seam rather than a crocheted one. That has definitely become my preference for putting together this pattern.

This is the third time I have made this pattern. (The first two can be found here and here.) As always it never fails to delight me with its cleverness, plus the finished garter stitch fabric is super smooshy and awesome. There is good reason this pattern is so renown. I have to admit that I like the stripy ones more though, both aesthetically and for their stash busting.

This sweater had a bunch of leftover yarns from previous projects. The grey yarn was leftover from a wedding afghan I made for one of my brothers. (That was not the same one who is having the baby. His wedding afghan was this one). The minor stripes are leftover from another BSJ which I had made for one of my other nieces.

After giving the leftovers to a friend who I am re-teaching how to crochet, my stash is feeling much better, and I am fairly pleased with myself. I think I may end up re-focusing on using up stash for a while.

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