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Sunday, September 02, 2007

FOs-First BSJ and Another Fitted Knit

I have finally finished my Baby Surprise Jacket, designed by the famous knitgoddess, Elizabeth Zimmermann. I used two skeins of dreamy Malabrigo in the colorway Violettas that I received as a xmas present last year. I added Orchid later to create some nice contrast. I love it!

At first, I was not sure about this pattern. It is quite ingenious, however, EZs directions were just not making sense to me. I searched the web for answers and found just what I needed. I found notes compiled by Dawn Adcock that made a line-by-line detail, plus this DVD!

Meg Swanson is terrific, and she teaches the project beautifully. Woo hoo! I was able to complete it without any problem, and it fit Amelia. I may lengthen the sleeves, but I may leave it as is. I definitely plan to make more of these. You can use any kind of yarn and you can be quite creative with it. I got the duck buttons at my new LYS, Needles in the Haymarket.

I also just finished the Thick and Thin Cardigan Coat from Fitted Knits. (Note the two greens are not as contrasting as they are in the photo). I didn't like the way my button hole band turned out, so I ripped it out and redid it. I am very glad I took the time to do that, even though I hate ripping. My local Sit and Knit group lent moral support while I did, so that helped the process. I think I found the perfect buttons for it. Now, we really need some cooler weather.

So, this makes 5 completed projects from Fitted Knits with one in the works. The question remains, should I start another? I am trying to decide between the Puff Sleeved Cardi, the Bluebell Boatneck, the Alexandra Ballet Top and the Back to School Vest. Probably the Bluebell Boatneck. What do you think--pink or black?

Check out my cool buttons!


Blogger Minnesota Mazzio's said...

It looks great...the video makes things so much easier..


6:35 PM  
Blogger Robin C said...

where did you find the video?

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Jude said...

Beautiful BSJ. I am making one from the EZ-BSJ pattern that was in the Fall 1999 Knitter's magazine because I could make no sense of the pattern as written by EZ. But there is no mention of where to put buttonholes, and since it is a mystery as it is being knitted, I cannot guess. Any hints? Where did you get the DVD?

5:59 PM  
Blogger yarnmaniac said...

I got the DVD at www.SpinBlessing.com and it's from Schoolhouse Press.


10:49 PM  
Blogger yarnmaniac said...

PS: I didn't think to look there at the time, but I just found the DVD on Amazon, too.

Happy BSJing!

11:08 PM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

Wow! Nice jacket. Everyone seems to be making those. They look a little like IQ puzzles - thanks for the links/info on tips. :-)

Oooh - I think you should go for the ballet top. So elegant.

3:34 PM  
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2:56 PM  

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