Remember when I told you that I could potentially have a baby sweater addiction?
I wasn't kidding. Its starting to get dangerous.
This post could alternatively be titled: Elizabeth Zimmerman is a genius. Back in 1968, she wrote up this pattern, and its still wildly popular today. And I can see why.
The little suckers go like lightning.
Baby Surprise Jacket, by Elizabeth Zimmerman
(Available in The Opinionated Knitter or directly from Schoolhouse Press)
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock - Rainbow
Steven says this one looks "festive" and possibly "southwestern."
It still needs buttons. And a kid to put it on.
The one below is a deeper blue than the picture even shows. I love the color. I only did three buttonholes at the top of this one, instead of five along the edge like I did in the Rainbow one.
Colinette Jitterbug - Midnight Blue
I could possibly gift this less-southwestern-looking version to a pregnant friend who is ready to pop, but I'm not sure what gender her baby will be. And I don't know how she'd feel dressing a little girl in such a dark blue. Maybe I could girl-ify it with a ribbon or pink buttons or something.
Step one. Acknowledge that you have a problem.
I think we're making significant progress.