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Baby Surprise Jacket - Take 2

I think every knitter out there is secretly amazed and scared of Elizabeth Zimmermann's talent. I mean, who on earth would think of turning a dysmorphic piece of knitted fabric into a jacket? The first time I knitted BSJ, I didn't understand the "thing" until the very end. But again, the first time I knitted BSJ, I decided to use DK yarn PLUS fingering yarn, which resulted in this huge, heavy, heavy-duty jacket wieghing almost as much as Little A. [hide face in shame]... But, fast forward to a few months later, with a little more knitting experience under my belt, I think I've finally mastered the "thing"!
I used 1 skein of Ice Yarn's Baby Model (listed as DK, but actually sport weight) and 3.5 mm needles. It didn't turn out a newborn size; it's more like a 6-12 months size. I like it very much, although I do think the yarn is a bit "too busy". It was also the first time I did an i-cord bind-off and I am in love with the technique and the result. Nevertheless, my favourite thing about the "thing" is the *Surprise*, masterfully placed in its name. I guess a very cool exercise would be to actually give the shapeless piece of wool to someone, preferably the recipient, ask them to guess what it was (Is it a blanket? Is it a very poorly knitted shawl?) and then seam the jacket in front of them (I can hear the gasps and wows as I type), in a sort of "Knitting Ta-da Moment" and literally living up to its name. I guess I'll be adding that to my to-do list.

 Eu acho que não há tricotadeira que não se sinta secretamente admirada e aterrorizada com o talento da Elizabeth Zimmermann. Quer dizer, quem é que consegue pensar em transformar um pedaço disforme de tricot num casaco? A primeira vez que tricotei o BSJ, não compreendi a "coisa" até chegar mesmo ao final. Mas, na verdade, a primeira que tricotei o BSJ, decidi usar fio DK MAIS fio fingering, juntos, o que resultou num casaco enorme, pesadíssimo, pronto-para-tudo que pesava quase tanto como a Little A. [esconde a cara com vergonha]... Mas, avançando alguns meses, com mais alguma experiência nisto do tricot, penso que consegui, finalmente, dominar a "coisa"!
Usei um novelo de Baby Model, da Ice Yarns (listado como DK, mas sport na verdade) e agulhas de 3.5mm. O tamanho não é para recém-nascido; é mais para 6-12 meses. Gosto muito do casaco, embora considere que o fio é um bocado "confuso". Também foi a primeira vez que usei o remate com i-cord e adorei a técnica e o resultado. No entanto, a minha coisa preferida sobre a "coisa" é a *Surpresa*, brilhantemente colocado no nome. Acho que um exercício engraçado seria dar a peça amorfa de tricot a alguém, de preferência o recipiente do casaco, pedir-lhes para adivinhar de que se tratava (É um cobertor? É um xaile muito mal tricotado?) e depois cozer o casaco à sua frente (consigo ouvir a admiração e as exclamações enquanto escrevo), numa espécie de "Momento de Magia-Tricot" e literalmente fazendo jus ao nome. Acho que mais me vale adicionar isto à minha to-do list.


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