What IS this…this thing?

Is it…a hat?

(Hmmm. Remind me to tell Ian he would make a good Flying Nun for Halloween next year.)

But no, no I think it is not a hat.

Is it…a kitteh-blanket?

It certainly would do the trick. What do you think, T?

I’ll take that as a no.

Well, then. What in the world could it be?

Wait a minute. Maybe if I just move this part here…

…and unfold this bit there…

…and do a little ironing…

…and find some squee-worthy buttons…

Oh! It’s a Baby Surprise Jacket! You know, for a baby!

Now now, not to make anyone jump to conclusions, as much as I would like this a little bit down the road, this is not MY baby, or soon to be baby person, but will still be a part of my fambly. Ian’s brother and his lovely lady are having a little wee one, and natch, this means I get to be awesome auntie and create my first-ever knitted item for a tiny tot! Hooray!

Try to resist the buttons. No, go ahead, try. I DARE YOU.

It’s so garsh darn freakin’ ca-yooooooooot that I don’t know quite what to do with myself. The pattern is called the Baby Surprise Jacket not because it will be a surprise for the baby (although, for rilz, you know that kid would be surprised by just about anything at that age), but because it looks like a blob of knitted schmutz until you fold it up and then, Surprise! Jacket!!!

It’s so crazy to think that a little person will fit in this thing, and even with room to spare at first. It’s like making doll-clothing! And it knit up so fast, I wonder why I haven’t been making these for years??? I don’t have to wonder about something else, though.

Even though I am and remain baby-free at the moment, dudes: I want to keep it.


About ahoytheship

A true-blood Mainer living and loving life through CrossFit, food, and fiber arts.
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2 Responses to MAGIC!

  1. Sara says:

    It looks awesome!!!!

  2. Pingback: Fair Isle knitting…maybe not so fair after all | boxstitchandboxjumps

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