Monday, March 01, 2010

My Retro Baby Surprise Jacket

I never wanted to make a "BSJ" as it is lovingly called amongst knitters, because it seemed sort of outdated, or over done. I don't know. However sometimes knitting is for the experience, so I decided to join a knit along for said jacket.

I figured since this was just an experiment for me that I would use left over sock yarn.

I have decided that I will probably make another one of these, it was sort of fun, but not right now.

I was convinced that this was going to be the ugliest bsj somewhere in the middle of this.

I used the left over of a couple pair of socks the only boy colors I could find.

then I sewed it up, and added a few of my grandma's vintage buttons that matched perfectly, and it looks very 50's retro to me.

1 comment:

SusanB-knits said...

I like it! I made one and was surprised how well it comes out. It's hard to tell as your knitting it. I actually bought the pattern for an adult size but not sure I'm up for that challenge just yet. lol.