Friday, June 11, 2010

Baby Kimono

I have searched high and low for that darn BSJ pattern to no avail. I have made two of them, and somehow the pattern managed to slip away from my hands. I really was hoping to start the jacket so I could bring it to my week-long reunion coming up next week. Now I just have to pray that the patron who currently is checking out The Opinionated Knitter book returns it early. Not likely though, since it's due back on the 22nd.
In the meantime, I have started the Harvey Kimono Jacket to calm my freaking nerves. I'm really nervous about how much yarn I have for this project. I'm using an Italian yarn that I purchased my last year of college, and I can't remember the name of the brand unless I search my blog because I removed both of the labels. I only have two 100 or 150yd skeins, and the pattern almost calls for 300yds. I'm hoping the designer over-shot the yardage requirement. I am making the smallest size.

I casted-on yesterday and finished the back, now I'm working on the left flap before I have to teach today. Meanwhile, I started dinner; I made a Caesar noodle salad, and chicken breasts spiced with Cajun and lime seasonings is currently marinating until I get back home later on in the evening to grill on those handy grill pans. (The other night I made a really scrumptious pork roast with potatoes and carrots that simmered in the crockpot for 6 hours. I even made a pumpkin pie that day, since it felt like Fall again.) I'm hoping the chicken turns out as successful. It seemed like a yummy idea.


Casi said...

Are you going to attempt any longies or shorties?

Knitting Up A Storm said...

Like knitted shorts? (Something that you would find in EZ's books?)

Casi said...

There's a pattern for what EZ calls leggings in the Knitter's Almanac in the February chapter, but my personal favorites are Pamela Grossman's WonderPants and Perfection Pants. If you haven't already considered it, longies, shorties, or leggings (whatever you want to call them) would make a perfect companion to those sweaters! Both my kids wore longies year-round.

Ilix said...

Sounds like a yummy dinner! Let me know if you need the BSJ. I bought a copy years ago and mow, I have the book. It's a bit well-loved though, but mailing it would be easy. Rav message me.

Knitting Up A Storm said...

Oh, ok. Yeah, I have that book and I would probably make the short version since I have so many to knit up! :)