Monday, September 03, 2007

Back to my regularly scheduled life...

...or so I'm hoping!

Many apologies for being such a lax blogger lately; my exhausting summer gig is finally finished, so now I finally have time to go catch up on my fave blogs!

(btw: "exhausting summer gig" = 10 services per week, which means a combo of rehearsals (3 hours each) and concerts (about 2.5 hours). Not including NYC subway commutes, changing into concert clothes, and painting makeup on my face (I gave this up towards the end because humidity makes things melt, and I didn't want to look like Munch's "The Scream").

Here are some pics of E.Z.'s famous Baby Surprise Jacket that I knitted for my b.f.'s niece. After showing this to a friend of mine at work, I promptly got a request to make one for her daughter, and then another co-worker announced she was pregnant and asked if she could have one too. Lesson learned: the BSJ is mighty popular with the Mommies!

Yarn used: Lorna's Laces Worsted "Embers" 1 skein and leftover bits of grey and red Dale Baby Ull (doubled)
Gauge: 5 sts=1" on Addi turbo size 6. To fit a 1 year old.
Grey Kitty Buttons from M&J Trimming

I have a couple more friends who just had babies, so it looks like I will be making quite a few of these BSJs in a row. Perhaps I'll finally be able to make a dent in my mammoth sock yarn stash!!! (I swear the yarn is multiplying when I'm not looking...)

For Halloween: I made the b.f. some socks in Duet Sock Yarn (colorway "Eye of Knute"). Toe up, afterthought heel in garter rib. Size 3 needles (woohoo!) Talk about a fast knit. Although there is only supposed to be enough yardage in the skeins up to Lady's Size 10, I had a good bit leftover after knitting these Men's Size 10.

Also, re: my last post, I would like to thank Weaver for letting me know that aromatherapy yarn does actually exist! I might just have to get some so I have a skein in my stash to sniff whenever I need the courage to frog :)


  1. The mere thought of 10 services per week makes me feel like I need a massage. I'm glad you're back.

  2. I'm glad you are back! I can't believe you still had time to knit at all! I hope it was worth it! I love the BSJ, made only one so far. Your's is totally cute, can't wait to see many more! And your BF socks are great too, very nice looking. Thanks for stopping by my blog! ;o)

  3. oops! forgot the Spanish detail. I have another in which I am supposed to show my knitting works and the products on the store...if I have the time...hope to have it soon.
    A hug

  4. i've been a pretty lazy blogger lately... too bad i don't have an excuse as good as yours! i hope you get a bit more free time now that your summer gig is over!

    your baby surprise jacket and BF socks are gorgeous, too! : )

  5. Your last months sound really exhausting, how great that you have a bit more time for yourself now! But at least you could knit a bit, and boy, these are some goodies! I absolutely adore the cute jacket, and the socks look fantastic too!

  6. Anonymous1:19 AM

    Oooh, the little jackets turned out so cute. I like the socks! When I tried that stitch mine did not turn out as nice as yours. Hmmm, I will have to try that again.

    Thank you for the encouraging words on the Clapotis and the gloves. Just 23 stitches left on the Clap - Yay! I have not touched the gloves, though.

  7. Happy to see you back! Your EZ surprise jacket is amazing. Very pretty color choice. All of your mama friend are so lucky to have you to knit these beautiful jackets for their babies.

    happy knitting :)
    P.S. Wonderful socks, too :)

  8. Love the colors in your BSJ! I am making one and don't see where to put the buttonholes. Any hints? My pattern is from the Fall 1999 Knitter's because I could not follow the pattern as written by EZ.

  9. Welcome back! I love your bsj and feel encouraged to try the one I frogged again. Thanks for your kind comments about my humble scarves. Today, scarves - tomorrow,lace socks!