What a week. Just got back friday from Memphis. At 2:20 am tuesday morning the call came - my first grandchild was on his way and about to be born. Wife and I rushed out of the house and headed out of STL down highway 55 to Memphis (4 hours). Missed the birth by 9 miles. Mother and grandson are doing well and my son is as proud as can be. Who can blame him.
Yesterday after chores, I went through my stash and decided to make Elizabeth Zimmermann's (Aug 9, 1910 - Nov 30, 1999) Baby Surprise Jacket - School House Press Pattern #5. I have made this in adult sizes but never in the child ones. I picked a variegated Rio de la Plata kettle Dyed 100% pure new wool from Uruguay and a maroon 100% alpaca prima from Plymouth Yarns. I started it yesterday and hope to finish and mail this week to Bennett Winn. HE should look great in it and it should work up fast. I am using #6 - 24" circular needles and just completed row 39 of 97 if you are familiar with the pattern.
I'll post a picture of the completed jacket when I am done.