Last year I worked in Kindergarten with a young, delightful, and truly exceptional teacher. This spring she announced that a little girl will be arriving at her house in June and she will be taking some time off from teaching. There is going to be a baby shower for her tomorrow after school.
I decided that it was the perfect occasion to pull out Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket pattern. The pattern was originally published in 1968 and has been a favorite for knitters of baby things ever since. It is knit in one piece and sewn together at the top of the sleeves.
I added a crochet edging and sweet little yellow and pink flower buttons.
I think the true color of the yarn, which I was unable to photograph correctly (probably due to my unfamiliarity with my new camera or to improper lighting or, most likely, both) is really more of a buttery yellow than almond. Or maybe like spring flowers flying in a lightly overcast sky.
Yarn details: Lion Brand's Cotton Ease (50% cotton, 50% acrylic) Almond, 2 skeins, size 8US needles. If you are a yarn snob, my apologies. I refuse to give a new mother anything made with yarn that can't be spit upon and then washed and dried with ease. I've found the Cotton Ease to be soft to slip through my fingers and wonderful to knit; it doesn't stretch too much and it doesn't split.
If you were a new mama, wouldn't you love to wrap your sweet little one in buttery, almondy, flowery yellow?