Friday, June 08, 2007

Baby Booties

Thank you for the lovely comments on Swan Lake. I wore her to work and got many compliments. The Cotton Fleece was a little warmer than I expected. Has anyone machine washed Cotton Fleece, or do you follow the instructions to hand wash cold?

Some of you may have noticed that I am not really a sock knitter. Well, more accurately, I've never thought about knitting a sock nor owned a skein of sock yarn. Maybe I'm missing out on something, I don't know, but I've just never been excited by the idea of knitting a sock. I'm not saying anything negative about knit socks - the ones I see in blogland are lovely, but I just don't get the "OMG, I MUST knit that!!" feeling that I get from sweater patterns. Case in point: this week I found the Maude Louise sweater pattern by Knitting Kninja and practically squealed in excitement.

Tonight we are going to a duckpin bowling birthday party for my 3-months pregnant friend. We don't usually exchange gifts, but since we are being fed and entertained, I though it appropo to bring something. So, I pulled out some leftover Swish in red and green and knit up some little baby booties.

Pattern: Angora Baby Booties from Last Minute Knitted Gifts

Yarn: Knitpicks Superwash Swish in Fired Brick and Dublin

What I Learned:
This is why I brought up the whole non-sock-knitting thing. I was delighted at the construction of these and made me really appreciate all those lovely socks you all knit.

Modifications: I cast on 18 sts instead of 24 and followed pattern using a 2/3 stitch ratio.

Verdict: Well, they're a little big, but they're intended to be Christmas booties (baby is due December 2) . So maybe they'll go over socks. They remind me of those pull-on flippers snorkelers wear. Bill said they are Freddy Krueger socks.


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