Friday, September 9, 2011

Finished Object Friday: Baby Things.

A few weeks ago, I put out an offer to my facebook friends. I offered to knit some handmade gifts on their behalf for some money to add to my yarn budget. I had one person take me up on this offer. The secretary from my high school, who was always looking out for me in those awkward years, asked for baby items for a new addition to her nieces family.

I couldn't resist!
No, this is not the blob. It is the Baby Surprise Jacket, by Elizabeth Zimmerman. It is genius. It is one piece of knitting, made larger and smaller in key places.

See the instructions under it? Crazy!

Once you are finished you stitch up to seams along the top of the shoulders, add a finished edge and buttons, and voila!

For the yarn I held two colors (Golden Glow & Queen Anne) of Stroll Tonal by Knitpicks together. It made this sweater so squishy and comfy, perfect for baby!

I fell in love with the colors but I felt I needed something to go with the sweater, so I picked the leftover Queen Anne up and whipped up a hat!

I chose the simple and gratifying Swirl Hat! It's by Mandie Harrington and it was really enjoyable to knit.

Aren't they precious? I can't wait to see them on a baby!


  1. You are amazing! How you churn all these projects out so fast is a mystery.