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Another Baby Season

For the first time in a long time, IMG_2423.JPGI feel inspired to knit for infants. My childhood best friend is having a baby (a girl!), and Marc (comic book artist) is anticipating a baby of unknown sex (shy baby).

I’m starting with a gift for the baby girl, and am making a Baby Surprise Jacket. I promised up and down not to make it all pink, so I’m going with pink, green, and white. The yarn is a bamboo/cotton blend, so it has a nice shine to it, but it’s lightweight. The baby is due in May, so this will be a perfect little sweater for Spring and Summer. If I’m still in baby-knitting mode after finishing the jacket, I’ll make a hat and booties from the rest of the yarn.

Notice the cat in the photo, evilly plotting how he’s going to get his claws into this yarn.

Other baby-related knitting in my near future:

  • A couple of socks and hats for Marc’s new arrival.
  • A stuffed animal for new baby girl’s big brother (so he doesn’t feel left out).

And I’m still working on Thank You Hat #3, a couple of lace shawl designs, and some designs of my own.

Oh, and notice the Evil Cat staring at my knitting? Yes, he would like very much to eat that whole project, needles and all!

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2 thoughts on “Another Baby Season”

  1. Hey Stephanie, I just subscribed to your Handknit Heroes, I sometimes work with teenagers, so I thought I should have some on hand ! My sonloves comicbooks, so I am sure he will be curious, though he has tried knitting and is definitely not interested in knitting !!! So good luck, hope it goes well !!!

    Do have a pattern you can share or a source for the baby surprise jacket ? I have some babies to knit for !

    Margot /Guitargirl

  2. The Baby Surprise Jacket is a classic Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern. It’s been reprinted a bunch of times in various books, and is available for $3 from Schoolhouse Press, the small knitting press still owned by her daughter. You can buy it from them here: It’s also available in several of EZ’s books, including The Opinionated Knitter and Knitting Workshop, and there’s even a DVD if you get into making the BSJ and find yourself lost.

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