Bee Ess Jay
The first, definitely not the last. The ever popular Baby Surprise Jacket by ol' Liz Zimmermann. This is such a great pattern I can fully understand why it's so loved. Miles of garter stitch but enough going on with the increases and decreases that you sort of have to pay attention. I can sorta pay attention. Sorta.
I used a small part of my mountain of Rowan Pure Wool DK. Machine washable, affordable, tons o' colors, how can you go wrong? I did this up using US 5's because I like a finer gauge for baby clothes. So it came out a lot smaller than I expected (think going home from the hospital size) but since it's not destined for anyone in particular does it matter? There are a few mistakes and a few things I'll do differently on Version 2 (which has already been cast on for) but overall, big fun as the Yarn Harlot would say.
In other knitting news I'm also working on Haiku from Knitty. This is almost as fun as the BSJ. It's knit side to side so all you have to do at the end is insert the sleeves. And weave in ends. Always gotta weave in those ends. I'm using Rowan's All Seasons Cotton for that little number. Pics soon.
And last, but certainly not least, it is my dear friend Valerie's birthday. Do go over to her marvellous blog and wish her a very Happy Birthday. I, of course, am a day late and a dollar short getting her giftie to her but tomorrow, Val, I promise. Happy, happy birthday, Val!