Sunday, November 11, 2007

February Baby Sweater

The last time I knit from an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern, I failed miserably. I tried to make a Baby Surprise Jacket out of a really nice pink bamboo yarn, and it was a total mess. It was ripped out and restarted two or three times, and then I just gave up. The pattern didn't make sense, I kept counting wrong, and it was just a big jumble of disaster. A few months ago I was in Loop to pick up some needles, and because I have no self control, left with three skeins of Koigu Kersti and The Knitters Almanac, in addition to the needles. The February Sweater was so cute, I figured I'd give it a try, although I was a bit skeptical based on the Baby Surprise experience. I cast on for this on Thursday, and its already almost finished.
Once I got the hang of the lace pattern and figured out exactly was going on with these funky sleeves, it has been rolling right along.

One reason I got a lot of knitting time in was because we went to Dallas this weekend for Susan's birthday. It was a nice visit - although very quick. Seems like we were barely there! We'll be back in a few months once our neice, Baby B, arrives. Maybe she'll be the recipient of the FBS, although not sure how often Dallas babies get to wear wool sweaters!


sheila said...

The sweater looks great! I might have to try that one! I am right with you on the surprise pattern. I looked it over and tried to knit it up, but like you, the pattern totally lost me!

Ginny said...

Ooh! We're riding the same sort of weird EZ brain wave. I've almost finished a baby version of the Seamless Yoke Sweater out of "Knitting Without Tears." I was just about to blog about it.

Like yours!!

Liza's Pages said...

How very adorable. How clever of you to keep trying, too. I've begun and ripped out the clapotis several times and have given up permanently. Good on you! Mums

Valerie said...

That's looking really cute! Your stubbornness against those patterns paid off! Can you pass a little good juju my way?! I am trying to learn how to knit via charts.