I have started an Elizabeth Zimmerman Adult Surprise Jacket for myself. I've wanted to do one of these for a quite a few years. I am using Robin DK, which is an acrylic yarn. I've got four shades of purple, as you can see.
I thought today about doing a multi coloured stripey one for Mary-Jane with similar colours as her chicken cardi. I shall think on it and see what colours I can get my hands on next time I'm in Whitehaven. I can see it in my minds eye. There will be plenty of yarn left to do at least two tops or card's for her, if I do go ahead with this.
For my ASJ, I cast on 405 stitches. Already the rows don't seem too long. It is a pattern that I like alot. I have made Mary-Jane about four of these jackets.