Sunday, August 02, 2009
Shocking, but true: I finished the Baby Surprise Jacket! See? Right up there? The thing that looks like a worsted manta ray? Imagine my dismay, after laboring 145 days (well, off and on) completing a 12-day knitalong, to find that my finished project did not resemble a wearable garment.
Nevertheless, I persevered; after more configurations than one would believe possible for a single piece of knitting, I managed to properly align this magnum opus of mine into a jacket-like posture. Again, ta-da!
No buttons yet, though...don't rush me...
[And yes, all you sharp-eyed knitters - the gauge is totally off, even though I sized down on the needles. What do you get when you knit something at 4.5 stitches to the inch instead of 6? I'll tell you what you get - you get a baby surprise jacket that fits your 4-year-old, only with very short sleeves. But that's all right - my friend has a pleasantly plump 8-month-old baby who won't mind one bit wearing a maxicoat this fall.]