So wonderful! :woohoo:
:happydance: Yeah, for DD being able to get a flight home. There is nothing better than having family around you for the holidays. Enjoy your time together!
Been awhile since I’ve been here!
I see you found it!!
Ha! :lol: Yep, it’s so quiet inherent it wasn’t as far down as I expected.
well I was going to say “nice baby sweater” but I see that is from 2009! It is still nice anyway, that baby must be getting big now lol.
:lol: I’ve made so many baby sweaters now I’m not even sure which one you’re referring to. But, thank you!
lol it was the one for your housekeeper. The baby must be aroun 2 now?
Oh yes! He is 2 1/2 now! I saw him wearing it last winter, but I don’t see him often. I’m guessing he’s too big for it now.
And thank you! That was the Elizabeth Zimmermann Baby Surprise Jacket. I think I’ve made 3 of them now.
Crikey, Jan! - all this time and I’d never read your points list!
Wonderful, it is - quite delightful. Good on yer!
People’s lives are nearly always fascinating to other people: it matters not how small the detail, because part will be “oh, I can relate to that” and the rest will be “I never thought of doing that!”.
So everyone’s happy.
Ha! Been awhile since I posted here hasn’t it! I’m sure that points list could use updating! I think I’ve been here since 2005?
ETA- Oh my… I just looked at the list and it might be fun to take a trip down memory lane and update so I’ll do that soon!
I have always wanted to knit one of EZ’S Surprise Jackets . I have all of her knitting books and the only thing I have knitted of hers so far is the Tomtem Jacket.
I knitted a top down raglan sweater that you and suzeeq (I think) helped me get through for my GGD a while back. She has out grown it and now I am knitting her a teddy bear that the sweater I knitted her will fit and she can have it back as a keepsake piece.
That’ll be so cute! What a sweet way to continue to use the sweater!
If you decided to make the baby surprise sweater I recommend getting the newer version of the pattern with multiple sizes including adults. While I love her books the actual patterns are much easier to follow.
It’s about a quarter of the way down the page.
And right above that pattern I see a new circular stranded version!! I may have to get that. It’s not possible to have too many patterns is it? Nah!
ETA- I bought it!! :cheering:
Thanks for the link. It kind of sucks that I have the Baby Surprise Jacket pattern in one of her books but it’s not in a normal knitting pattern form that I’m able to follow. When I knitted the Tomten Jacket I had to go to my LYS and pay to have someone sit down and decode her pattern and then guide me through it.:shrug:
Yeah, I guess patterns were written a little more like notes or a conversation then. At least they have been transcribed so we can do them easier. :doh:
I know but I wish I had know this before I went and bought all of her books. Someone suggested I get them so Hubby bought them off of ebay as a surprise for me
This is good info. I’m glad I read these comments. I’m sorry it worked out that way for you.
I agree. I don’t have all her books, but I did enjoy reading the few I have just as a book.
Here’s a hint though for any book…check the reviews on Amazon before buying. Look at at least a few of 1, 2 and 3 star reviews because they tell it like it is.
I saw the circular stranded sweater too and no it’s not possible to have too many patterns, silly girl :fingerwag:
Jan, thanks for sharing the info about the stranded BSJ pattern. OMG, I just love it!
I have the originals in EZs books for baby and adult, but I just had to get both of these from Schoolhouse for when I don’t want to do the math or think too much but just knit, especially for the child sizes.:mrgreen: There’s no such thing as too many patterns or too much yarn!