Sunday, February 8, 2009

Elizabeth Zimmerman

I had the best of intentions but they still did not prevent me from going astray. My idea of a picture a day is way way behind. 

But I do have a sweet and cute and satisfying knit to show you. Many of the knitters  in our Meet-up group decided to knit Elizabeth Zimmerman's baby surprise jacket.  I had yarn already left from a baby blanket that never was and I was off and knitting. To me it was challenging but rewarding.

 I chose to add the optional collar and I am very glad I did.   My daughter 
searched my stash and found the lime
green cotton.  I think the little collar
finishes the jacket.  She also searched for an E-bay purchase made last year of a stash of buttons 
and found these darling little bugs. The jacket has
button holes on both sides of the front. We are awaiting the birth of the baby still. SO the buttons have another button on the back so they can be removed and buttoned on either front is the Mommy choses.

Who is the Mommy?  The office manager for my chiropractor who haas been so pleasant, helpful, and just generally a great person . .  and she loved the jacket from the first day.


Anonymous said...

What a sweet little jacket! The green collar really does finish it off nicely.

It's nice to see a post from you; don't wait so long for the next one, okay?

vlb5757 said...

I love the jacket and I have to say it's much cutier in person. The photo does not do it justice. Nice job!