Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Little Something Green (Adriana)

With so many great patterns out there I rarely feel the urge to knit something twice. I think it takes a special pattern to make me need to do it again. So far I've only made Odessa (Rav link) and the Fake Isle Hat twice. However, I have now made three Baby Surprise Jackets. I don't know what is it about this pattern. It might be that it uses sock yarn, of which I have tons lying around, or it might be the easy-to-follow pattern. I think it's mostly just how much fun it is to take a blob like this:

BSJ Green2

And turn it into this:

BSJ Green3
So cute! I think it needs little froggy buttons to finish it off.

Unlike the other BSJs I've made, this one actually had a recipient in mind. My dear friend Emma, for whom I have knit several items, is going to be an auntie in the near future. The nephew of a funky lady like Emma definitely deserves an unusual sweater and I think this fits the bill. Em, I hope you approve :)

In other news, things continue to come together for our big move. Now that we've got the apartment, we've been looking into movers and will probably book them early next week. Pete's been given the task of finding tv, internet and phone provider(s) (any recommendations for the Toronto area would be appreciated), and Cleo, well, she's been helping out in her own special way.
Cleo helping

Hope everyone's having a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

Sweet kitty. :) Love the BSJ - very funky!

Bertha said...

OMG, that BSJ is going to look SO cute with froggy buttons!!

Anonymous said...

ok....I definitely need to try that pattern. I've seen so many cute ones lately. How many skeins of the Jitterbug did that take?
Aren't cats helpful like that? Mine is helping me type by sleeping with his head on my hand.
You get a choice on phone and internet providers? Canada is so cool.

Heather G. said...

Froggy buttons sound perfect! I am getting up the nerve to try the BSJ pattern soon, I bought some lovely machine-washable Fleece Artist Nova with it in mind.

This is what I've been looking at for home phone service, though up to know we've had a bell home phone and rogers cellphones. Only bummer for us is that we would have to buy new compatible cellphones. (though mine is in pretty shabby shape anyway)

Azura said...

Kitties aren't too helpful when it comes to moving, in my experience :)

As for tv/phone/internet providers, I find in the GTA that Rogers is the lesser of two evils. By not getting a landline (if you want a cellphone) you can save money and bundle things together.

I can't wait until you live closer to me!!

spillyjane said...

Nice BSJ, lady!

Is it just me, or Cleo getting just a little too cozy with that wine box? :)

Team Knit ! said...

that baby surpise jacket looks great! such a fun varigated yarn. : )

- Julie