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Yarn Along time again this week.

Three sides of Grandma’s purse all sewn up.  I had enough brown.  Just need to knit up the handles.  Finally got all the ends sewn in too.  That took quite a while.

Whipping up a baby surprise jacket for one of the girls at the Renfrew Farmers’ Market.  Haven’t heard whether she’s having a boy or a girl, so it’s unisex.

Pulled out Fairy Houses of Maine.  It’s soon time to start working on Ella’s fairy garden and I wanted to get some inspiration.  We really need some rain though, the ground is too hard to pull out the weeds.

I forgot to mention that we’re starting our February Lady’s Sweaters at Knit night this week.  I know some of you girls have started already.  Can’t wait to see them!

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Any one have any idea what these knitted items should be?  They are knitted in one piece, many on the bias.  It’s reversible and has button holes on both sides.

These are Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jackets.  After a couple quick folds the odd shapes above turn into the most adorable baby sweaters.  I’ve mentioned before my love of anything by Elizabeth Zimmerman.   This pattern is so easy and I can finish one sweater on the trip to Bowmanville -always a bonus.  What is really cool is that you change sweater size by changing the gauge of wool used.  These sweaters are newborn size and made 6 stitches to the inch.  The year old size is made with 5 stitches to the inch.  In fact, apparently,  you should be able to make an adult size sweater with 2.5 stitches to the inch.  I may try to make one for my Mom, she loves big, heavy sweaters.

If you knit for new babies and want an easy, quick sweater give the Baby Surprise Jacket a try.  It’s good even if you don’t know if the baby is a boy or girl yet.  The button holes get made on both sides, so you just sew the buttons onto the correct size while closing up the extra holes.  This also ensures the right placement of the buttons.

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