My First BSJ

Just cast this off... still need to block it-
Only three days on needle!
Picked up the yarn in Gove City, Kansas.
Did I really just type that?

Now I just need for someone to have a baby!
Peace to all!
ep

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daveballarat's picture

Nice job, well done.
Dave
Istanbul, Turkey

Dave
Tarabya,
Istanbul,
Turkey

purlyman's picture

Cute cute!! I still haven't tried the BSJ. Must do. I need my friends to stop having babies. I can't keep up!! You did a great job with it. I love the green border. Congrats!

Frank

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Had a rash of baby afghans when I was at one job...all based on the PI Shawl by EZ. I threatened to start handing out condoms with them. (5 in one year, OY!) -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

WillyG's picture

very cute! love the purple...what yarn did you use? This makes me want to try one. Congrats!

crmartin's picture

Very cute, the colors are great!

Randy

Randy

AKQGuy's picture

Nice color combo! I just did one of these this past winter, isn't it a great pattern once you start to see it come together? I want to try the adult version Elizabeth Zimmerman has written out in her "The Opionated Knitter".

Stitch on!
Q

Buck Strong's picture

That is so cute! Nice colours. I did my first BSJ a few months back. I was also surprised at how quick it went. I'll be doing another soon as my former teaching partner is pregers again.

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vsidart's picture

Actually, I owe you a thank you. I think my mind would have blown up if I just tried to follow EZ's directions. Your and Tim TenClay's typed out directions were life savers. Thank you!

Thomasknits's picture

Super cute! Love the edging.
-Thomas

-Thomas

aah's picture

Nice job, very cute, Eric, but where did you find/buy the pattern?
Aage
Denmark

vsidart's picture

It's from "The Opinionated Knitter" by Elizabeth Zimmerman. I also did her afghan out of the same book. It's proving to be a worthwhile investment!

ronhuber's picture

You can also buy the pattern from www.schoolhousepress.com

Knipper's picture

Wow, those colors are great. I am knitting my first BSJ now as a knitalong with another knitter. I chose to use solid red from Spud and Chloe yarn (sweater) which is a dk/worsted wgt depending on how you look at it. I am using a number 4 needle as that is the one that gave me 5 stitches to the inch. As a knitter for many years I felt it was about time I tried knitting one. I am doing the baby one so I can understand it. I would next want to try doing a size for a 4 yr old - something the child will grow into and then graduate to a adult size for myself. Thanks for the inspiration boost.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice. I want to do the Adult version, also. However...other projects spring to the forefront. I own all of EZ's books except for "Opinionated Knitter". Must remedy that. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

ronhuber's picture

I love the way that every one of them is different. Yours is absolutely gorgeous.

teejtc's picture

Beautiful Job... Not that I'm at all surprised! :-) It really is a great pattern once you get the hang of it, huh?

As for a baby, well... we're announcing now... We're expecting our 2nd in January. Sophia is going to be a big sister...

Grace and Peace,
`tim

crmartin's picture

Congratulations!!!

Randy

Randy

ksmarguy's picture

I'm so happy for you and JJ...and Sophia. What a wonderful, wonderful New Years present. And, keep us informed, I'd love to know (if you guys are planning on finding out) what the sex is and what colors are being considered for the nursery *wink, wink*

Kerry's picture

Tim, congratulations to you and your wife.

grandfatherknits's picture

Tim,
Mazel tov to you and your wife!

David

Congratulations and best wishes to you and your wife.

rjcb3's picture

Congratulations!!!

)O(
Robert

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

What nice news. Here's hoping all goes well and don't forget to post photos. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

rjcb3's picture

Excellent job!

...and yeah, as much as I completely adore EZ and all of her works, it's rather...ummmm...an interesting adventure to blindly go at it the very first time.

...but that's just beautiful, what you've done.

)O(
Robert

vsidart's picture

It was pretty scary- I was about 3/4 through with the pattern before I turned it, and had it fall into place... before then, I hadn't been able to see how it was gonna come together...

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Boy howdy...is that the truth. I had to take it on blind faith (and a couple of rip outs) before it made sense. Once it did, I had a "D'oh...so THAT'S how it works." moment. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

teejtc's picture

and then once you have that "aha" moment, did you catch yourself laying it down and putting it together every couple of rows? I do... and I keep showing my wife... "hey look.. isn't this cool?!" She's not so impressed anymore....

Grace and Peace,
`tim

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Only a couple of times to make sure it was all still lining up the right way. LOL Then I said to myself, "Cut that out! If it doesn't work out, you can always rip - yet again!" -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

richiesoft's picture

Love it - would like to get my hands on the pattern to give it a go myself.

teejtc's picture

Many local yarn shops sell the pattern. It's a single page. You can also buy it at:
http://www.schoolhousepress.com/spunout.htm

There are a few books and a DVD with the pattern in them as well.

Grace and Peace,
`tim

mrossnyc's picture

Great job, I love the colors. Haven't made one of these, but it makes me wonder how it would work for an adult sized one...