Wednesday, July 15, 2009

BSJ#3 is Done!

Teddy and I would like to present BSJ#3!Pattern: Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket
Yarn: 4 balls (360 yards, 200 g) Crystal Palace Bamboozle
Needles: US 5
I cord BO around front and bottom. Shoulder seam is crocheted slip st. EZ's decreases, YO used for increases.
Although Bamboozle is not particularly fun to knit with, very splitty, it is soft and washes up nicely into a thicker fabric. Although considered to be a WW and suggesting US8 needles, I find the 5's make a very nice firm fabric that still is drapey enough to be attractive. It's still a good point to know that Crystal Palace's Panda Cotton, is the same as Bamboozle but is much less expensive and is sold in bigger balls.

A long neglected project was resurrected after finishing up the BSJ--Diagon Alley Rainbows! I had finished the first one back in May, but I really don't like making socks with patterns in them, even though I keep trying to enjoy it. So, they got slid into the "I'm pretending they don't exist" pile. However, in honor of the new Harry Potter movie we are going to see today, I decided to bite the bullet and finish them. I made a bit of progress yesterday...finished the leg, put in the waste yarn for the afterthought heel and got about an inch done of the foot. To be perfectly honest, I may only do half the foot in pattern (it'll be covered up by my shoes, so who really cares?) so I can make them into FOs!Pattern: If You Know Where to Go
Yarn: Crystal Palace Mini Mochi
Needles: US2
Modifications: Afterthought heel so the color patterning of the yarn won't be interrupted. Interesting thing about the dyeing of the yarn, the color patterning isn't consistent throughout the skein. I assumed the same color pattern would repeat, it doesn't so even if matching socks were the desired outcome, it's not gonna happen...not that I think matching socks are a necessity!

Speaking of Harry Potter, it looks we got the Vatican's Seal of Approval!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on #3. I've lost my momentum on mine now that I'm back at work (sigh).

    Love the socks.


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