I was on a business trip last week. The most pressing question as I packed for it was, Which knitting should I take? The two pairs of xmas socks were a no-brainer, but I knew I would get tired of all socks, all the time. The Bog Jacket was too bulky, so I did what any knitter would do: cast on anew.
Yes, I started another Baby Surprise Jacket. And I am loving the pink.
The yarn is Lion Brand Babysoft, a halfway decent acrylic, left over from other projects.
The placement of the stripes is a bit of a mystery to me, but I'm guessing just about any arrangement will be just fine.
Meanwhile, the xmas socks march on. I am done with the tops of the afterthought heel socks for my son, ready for the long trek to the toe.
Having them on 9-inch circs worked well for travelling because I could stash them in my purse and pull one out when things got dull.
And I am almost done with the gussets for the Hedgerow socks.
These socks are from the WIP pile, and this is my FINAL attempt to get them right. Previously, I tried to make them larger, to fit me, but ran out of yarn (this pattern seems to consume a lot of yardage). Then they were too big around for my daughter AND too short. Hopefully, now they will be just right.