|Here's more evidence of being behind. Last night, I finally cast on for the BSJ-KAL over at Elizabeth's. I'm on row 4. Yup. Row 4. I know it's not some race, but I couldn't even keep up on the first day. Again, I'm sure it has everything to do with managing 7 month old twins. It's not easy and often I feel that I |
should be able to accomplish everything that I both want to do and need to do. I hate admitting that I can't. I'm reading The Forgotten Garden which I was supposed to have finished for last Friday's book club. I got to page 200 and so far, this week, I'm not much past that. My day is full of running around and there's not much time for reading except late at night and lately, I've been choosing to knit instead of reading at night. Like I've said many many times, knitting is therapeutic and calming to my soul. I need it's rhythm and I need to feel creative. Knitting gives me both. It also gives me time to pray and I desperately need that prayer time too.
So, back the Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ)... I just checked Ravelry and there are over 14,000 projects listed there! To say this is a popular pattern is a complete understatement. Although I think Elizabeth Zimmerman was innovative and the BSJ is unique, I have to admit that the sweater doesn't excite me. It's boxy unisex shape is unattractive and looks, well dated. I'm using a not-so-soft sock yarn, but I didn't want to buy new yarn for this project. I
wanted to use what I already had in my stash and what I had was Berroco Sox. Hopefully, it will soften up after washing.
I'm using a size 4 needle and I admit that I didn't knit any gauge at all. I don't really care what size it is. I just want to get the experience of knitting a BSJ! Okay, I better sign off. Lunches need to be made and the kitchen is begging to be cleaned and I don't want to get any further behind!
For more knitting and BSJs, head on over to Ginny's today!