View Full Version : FO: Elizabeth Zimmerman's baby "surprise" sweater

10-05-2007, 04:09 PM
Hiya! This is my first "garment" of any kind. As some of you may know, it is knit in one piece and then seamed along the shoulders. I just took a 4-week knitting class that was centered on knitting this sweater. And now...it's all done!

The best part is that I'm pregnant...so now I'll have someone to wear it! I can't attach the buttons until I know if it will be for a girl or a boy (the project is knit with buttonholes on both sides).

I'm also attaching a picture of my cat wearing the sweater...lol.

Knit on size 6 needles with Encore DK in a lovely buttery yellow color.

Jan in CA
10-05-2007, 04:10 PM
It looks fabulous! Isn't it fun to knit?!

And OMG..that cat! :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

10-05-2007, 05:30 PM
I think that cat is really posin. That cat says "yeah..I look good." Nice job :thumbsup:

10-05-2007, 06:13 PM
Too cute!

(sweater and cat as well)

10-05-2007, 07:29 PM
:teehee: I love the cat!!!

Great job on the sweater... :woot:Congrats!!

10-05-2007, 07:33 PM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_33_20.gif That cat pic is sooooo funny

10-05-2007, 07:46 PM
Cute sweater. Your cat looks good in it. :teehee:

10-05-2007, 07:50 PM
Aren't those amazing sweaters? Your cat looks adorable modelling it too! Congratulations on your upcoming addition too!

10-05-2007, 08:30 PM
great work on the sweater!! that has been on my to-do list for a while. i absolutely love your cat....i might have to steal him. :wink:

10-05-2007, 08:43 PM
Good job. :cheering:

Poor kitty....My cat wouldn't put up with that.

dip's mom
10-05-2007, 09:15 PM
Yours looks great, And you can make more as your baby grows. I made one in worsted weight and it fits my 18 month old grand daughter. I did it in odds and ends of my leftovers so it is quite funky.

10-05-2007, 09:33 PM
Nice sweater!!! That cat is the best. I can just see the LOLcat now: "Oh Hay... I'm in ur sweater imitatin ur baby"

Oh, and congratulations! :hug:

10-05-2007, 10:31 PM

I joined the BSJ yahoo group they have helpful files!!!

10-05-2007, 11:35 PM
Congratulations !!! :cheering: Your baby sweater is lovely. And your cat... your cat is workin' that camera!

10-06-2007, 12:15 AM
Thanks to everyone for your compliments!!! :yay: You all are so sweet. :D

It really WAS fun to knit. We got this extra printout with her newsletter pattern that had row-by-row instructions -- it made it MUCH easier to follow (for me, lol) and it was so much fun to knit.

The cat (his name is Claw) didn't seem to care when I put the sweater on him and then rolled him onto his back to take the pic, lol. :rofl: I just love him. :)

10-06-2007, 02:51 AM
HAHAHAHA. Oh my gosh, That cat is so funny. That is like my kitty cat (his name is double trouble). He just lets me do whatever i want with him (nothing mean, i just like to dance with him and hug him and such)
That's a nice sweater and i bet the second the baby is born you'll say "oh, FINALLY... go get the sweater"

10-06-2007, 03:13 AM
Claw is wonderful, what a performer. Hope the baby likes the beautiful sweater as much as the cat.

Great job!

Tamar Dohel
10-06-2007, 05:50 AM
Good job!

I probably need to go to some knitting class too.

Kiss to Claw.


10-06-2007, 06:04 AM
What a great sweater and the cat is simply a top model! In which of EZ's books is the sweater?

10-06-2007, 06:19 AM
Nice job on your first project! It is adorable and you have one fancy cat there! When you get ready to buy buttons, try this place. It has a spectacular selection. Oh, and last but certainly not least, CONGRATS ON THE PREGNANCY!!! I know you must be thrilled.

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10-06-2007, 01:43 PM
That is so sweet and I have to say it looks cute on your little kitty xx

10-07-2007, 01:01 AM
That looks like an awesome baby sweater, gamerchik!

But I gotta say, Claw modeling made my day - funniest thing I've seen all week :roflhard: What a mellow sweetheart he must be!

10-07-2007, 01:03 PM
It's adorable! Are you sure the cat will give it up? :-)

10-07-2007, 04:55 PM
LOL! You guys are so funny. :P Yes, Claw is very mellow. I don't normally put clothes on him, so he just went with it and didn't seem to be bothered one way or another. I think when I rolled him over to take the pic, he just thought he was getting a belly rub! LOL!

Thanks again to everyone for the encouraging comments and for the well wishes for my pregnancy. We are very excited! I would like to make some booties to match...anyone know some easy bootie patterns? I have leftover yarn (DK).

Thank you again! :D

10-17-2007, 12:49 PM
Beautiful! And I think the little baby development thing in your signature is really neat, too. Another beautiful creation! Congrats!

10-17-2007, 12:54 PM
OMGosh! How did I miss this thread?! Great job on the first sweater. But really I'm way more impressed by your ability to get a sweater on your cat and live to tell about it. You are a brave soul!!!:roflhard:

And CONGRATULATIONS on the little one in her future :cheering: