Sometimes you just get cranking on a project, and before you know it, you’ve finished! (Or nearly finished). I love those projects- I’m in the zone, my needles flying.
And, this Baby Surprise Jacket was definitely one of those projects.
I had intended to use a bunch of blue and gray yarn, but it turns out, that I didn’t have as much of those colorways as I had originally thought. I was a little worried at first, but then I realized, I could just add more colors! The more colors the merrier, right? Plus, you know how much I love using up scraps from my stash.
I finished up the knitting on the sweater yesterday, and as much as I love the gradient, I think my favorite part of this (or any) BSJ is how it folds up- it’s the most satisfying feeling ever! You start with this weird, wobbly-looking piece of knitting, then you fold up one side…and the other…And, ta-da! you’ve got a beautiful little baby sweater.
Sure, it still needs a little seaming along the sleeves and some buttons, plus a nice round of blocking wouldn’t go amiss, but it’s essentially finished.
I’m so happy with how this little cardigan has turned out- I think the Baby Surprise Jacket might just be my favorite sweater pattern ever.