Monday, February 02, 2009

FO: Pine

Yay, as this was just gifted, I can finally show you my first FO of the year, and one that I completely adore, too!

Pine
Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket (Ravlink) by Elizabeth Zimmerman (pretty obvious, but hey)
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight (100% superwash merino) in Beryl - less than one skein.
Needles: US4
For: Dis' soon-to-be-born baby boy!

This was my first BSJ - actually my first EZ project - and I can say with complete confidence and certainty that it won't be my last (of either)! I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this little sweater. I loved working with this yarn, watching the subtle shades of green and specs of brown emerge, and I loved knitting this pattern, watching as a non-descript blob magically turned into an actual garment.

I know I am late to the party (understatement) but that EZ: genius! That being said, I found all the extra information on the BSJ incredibly helpful. My brain can comprehend only so much even without the presence of pregnancy hormones- so I found everyone else's notes on Ravelry very useful. Again, yay Ravelry!

I'm especially in love with the little wooden buttons I found. This was, however, not without some frustration. I headed over to my local fabric store (which boasts, in addition to the usual rounders, an entire wall of buttons), thinking I'd have no problem finding just the right ones. Silly rabbit. I looked up and down, through rounders and bins and little tubes and nothing spoke to me. Nothing. Seriously?? Then, when I was just about at my wit's end, I spied a tiny section of wooden buttons, including these which I immediately fell in love with.

So.cute. They definitely completed the sweater!

I also decided to knit a pair of socks for the baby. May I present what may just be the teeny-tiniest socks ever.

Pattern: Playful Pairs (Ravlink) by Diane Soucy
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight (100% superwash merino) in Beryl - way under one skein.
Needles: US2

This is a really good, easy pattern/formula for basic baby socks- I definitely plan to use it again. It doesn't call for a lot of yarn, so it's great for using up leftover sock yarn (who doesn't have that?) and they knit up ridiculously quick- I would start one and before I knew it, I was finished!

I can't wait to see Dis' little one decked out in these! :)

15 comments:

Ruinwen said...

So cute. That green is just georgous. :)

tiennie said...

Those are adorable!!

amandacathleen said...

incredibly adorable! Just love that green and those are the perfect buttons.

Kara said...

Oh, small knits! So cute! That green is heaven.

Jennifer said...

So, so cute!

kat coyle said...

sweetness! the buttons are nice, hmmm....
and those socks! that's the kind of thing that makes me crazy with it's cuteness

Kristyn said...

Those socks are to adorable for words!!

jillian said...

Awwwww. Perfect yarn for a BSJ. And matching booties - the cuteness.

Disentangled said...

i can't wait to see him in your gifties!! thank you so much again!!

emileeknits said...

what an adorable set!

Theresa said...

Too cute! I'm sorry I didn't get to see them in person. All night at work does not make for a coherent day.

Virtuous said...

I swear the buttons make that BSJ!! And of course the yarn is scrumptious too!

gleek said...

such a cute BSJ! love that color.

Carrie Penny said...

A lot of my friends have knit this same pattern, but I think yours is the prettiest! Your color choice is just too perfect and the cute matching booties are just too sweet!

f. pea said...

Awesome color! The buttons are a great choice.