Two More Surprises

'Tis the year, I guess. Here are number 2 and 3 (of at least 6) I will be making within the next year alone. Sorry, number 1 went away in June before I could photograph it.

The pink/purple one is for the new little baby girl of a former co-worker (and it has the most adorable ladybug buttons which my old camera just wouldn't photograph properly):

Pattern: Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Suprise Jacket. Available in a couple of her books (The Opinionated Knitter and Knitting Workshop that I know of, or available directly from Schoolhouse Press)
Yarn: Random balls of Filatura di Crosa 501 from the stash (sorry, no labels)
Needles: Susanne Ebony 36" circular 4.00mm (#6)
Mods: None, I love this pattern just the way it is

The second is for the new little baby boy of a current co-worker. It has adorable teddy bear with a baby bottle buttons (same problem photographing them):

Pattern/Needles/Mods: Same as above
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 2 balls color 02 and 1 ball Filatura di Crosa 501 in a burgundy (see note above about random balls in the stash)

This one was specifically done in the school colors of the parents' alma mater. I didn't plan the stripe pattern to look like a smoking jacket, though I fear smoking or letter jacket is probably the look you're mostly likely to get when striping a dark color on a light background this way.

I have a couple of months now before I have to start on the next round of baby sweaters. Those, too, will probably be knit from random balls of stash yarn. I actually have a special section of the stash reserved for random balls of DK and light worsted washable wools for just such a purpose.