So, I’m knitting up a tiny preemie cardigan. And I’ve already knit a hat and booties in normal baby size. But, now I’m realizing that a yarn I have in my stash that I didn’t originally use for a baby gift because I thought it was not superwash may indeed be superwash — Lisa Souza Merino Hardtwist in Spumoni. (For some reason, the skein I have is a completely different color from the Spumoni on Lisa’s website. Mine’s a yellow, green and pink mix while the one on her website is teal, grey, and purple…. weird.) This is why I’m thinking my skein may not be superwash if something changed along the way. It’s a skein I picked up at a yarn swap in January, so my memory is a little foggy about it, and it’s at home and I’m still at work (*shhh*).
Anyway, if my skein does turn out to be superwash, I thought it would be nice to knit my friend a normal sized baby sweater as the little girl won’t be preemie sized forever. I’ve knit EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket once before and thought it was a great, fast knit. But, now I’m also considering EZ’s Feburary Baby Sweater to make things exciting with a little lace. I am flip-flopping between the two. Thankfully, this isn’t a rush. i’ve got the hat and booties and the preemie cardigan should be done quickly (which is good because I believe my friend may be coming to a work potluck on Tues. and I could give them to her then).
So… opinions. Should I go with the magic that is the BSJ? Or should I try something new and knit the February Baby Sweater?