Fin's teacher is currently on maternity leave and I wanted to knit something for her newest little boy. I like the coat-like quality of the Baby Surprise Jacket which makes it so suitable for our California climate.
I bought the Drops Fabel sock yarn from Nordic Mart at Stitches 2011. The Baby Surprise is a good pattern for a self-striping yarn as it shows off the unusual construction of the garment. As I discussed last time I knitted this pattern, this is not apparently a baby jacket until the very last minute when you sew it up.
If you are not familiar with Drops yarn it's good quality, at great prices, and really excellent pattern support. This jacket used just over 100g of yarn, for which I paid about $4 - and it's lovely yarn. I bought some other Fabel sock yarn at Stitches which I am looking forward to knitting. I suspect my Dad is going to see some Fabel sock yarn up close before too long!