Project Two, Elecric Boogaloo*
I've finished my Baby Surprise jacket, and while I wish I could say that I was the kind of knitter who saw where it was all going from the start, and not the one who was thinking that perhaps her sister would rather a nice Baby Gap certificate for Christmas, I may as well admit to being completely spatially challenged. I think if I'd paid closer attention to the photos in the book, I would have noticed that the seams for the arms were on top. As it was, as I knit I kept trying to McGyver it into shape with the seams on the bottom. This was also complicated by my use of straight needles. Never again! But here it is in all its cuteness.
I used Knitpicks Swish Superwash. It took two balls of the yellow and one of the green, and I believe this would fit the average 8-12 month old. I definitely plan to do another one in a smaller size, perhaps with a photo tutorial for those like me who have a hard time envsioning which part of the jacket they're currently knitting- helpful if you want to add stripes to a certain part, or lengthen the cuffs.
(Project One was the Seamless Hybrid. Mr. Frick gets tons of compliments on it, and especially on the back neck. I noticed that I seem to be in the minority doing the neck this way-most opting for the shirt yoke-but I do like the little square shape it creates.)