Baby Surprise, right on time

Remember the Baby Surprise Jacket I was knitting last fall? I was knitting with my friend Kerri’s handspun, for a surprise gift for a mutual friend. When I sent it back, she took it to the NY Sheep and Wool Festival (Rhinebeck!) with a third crafty friend, Bernard, to choose buttons. You can see the backstory here (and progress pics).

Kerri lives in Massachusetts, so the BSJ has been across the country twice. The baby recipient lives in Canada, so now it’s an international knit! And apparently said baby arrived on the same day that the BSJ was delivered to his home. His mom sent a picture.

Kerri knit a hat with the leftover yarn I sent back. It fits big sister perfectly. What a fun gift project!

14 responses to “Baby Surprise, right on time

  1. How cool is that??? I so love the internet …it brings me wonderful friends like you, Michele!! (Not to mention way cute babes ;))

  2. oh it’s so colourful and lovely! I’m planning on making my first soon. Can’t believe I’ve never done it!

  3. I fell in love with that yarn the first time you showed it. The gifts are lovely.

  4. What an amazing journey! The yarn, the jacket, and especially those kids are adorable!

    • I think it’s so cool. And the fun part is that I’ve only met Kerri, but that was just last summer and I’ve known her online through a piano forum for years. The other people are pianists, too. 


  5. Wonderful story of a special gift!

  6. Oh my golly — adorable kids and adorable knits! I love that the hat and sweater are not typical baby colors.

  7. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  8. That could not be cuter!

  9. So cute in their matching knits! What wonderful gifts for those darling children!

  10. The little one is thinking the colors may be too bright, but big sis is contented. You continue to amaze. Dee

  11. So cute! Love the sibling shot. 🙂

  12. Oh that is so cute! What lovely children 🙂 And I just love the colour–not your typical baby pastels. And I think its neat that big sister got a matching hat. 🙂

  13. What a gem this is, picture-perfect too! I love a good traveling story to go with each hand knit 😀