It seems to me that on this date, the anniversary of a terrible day, it’s important to focus on our future. To remember that there are good things in our lives – family, friends and so much more. It’s entirely appropriate to look back with sadness but I think it’s even more important to look forward with hope. And what could be more hopeful than the upcoming birth of a baby and the opportunity to cover that baby in woolly goodness?
This is my first Baby Surprise Jacket and I doubt it will be my last. I’ll admit that I didn’t think I was doing it right for a good part of the process but I just kept the faith (and my trust in EZ) and worked my way through. I wound up with this:
Pretty funny looking and sort of hard to picture becoming a baby sweater, I think. But lo and behold, a simple fold or two and I had this:
Now we’re cooking with fire! I sewed the shoulder seams and added some buttons and wa-la:
A Baby Surprise Jacket!
The yarn is Hello Yarn Fat Sock that Adrian custom dyed for me last year. It’s wonderful and squooshy and the colors are just what I wanted.
It was a fast knit, too. I started late on Saturday and finished Tuesday night. That’s fast – even for a baby sweater. It must have been because of all that help from Mason.
Babies are hopeful. Babies are our future. And babies wearing hand knits, well, they are just about the best thing ever.