Monday, January 23, 2006

Bootiful Weekend.

I had sisters visiting this weekend, so there wasn't too much knitting happening. I did manage to try some baby booty patterns out. I was going to knit something a little more substantial for my girlfriends new baby girl...but I decided on some booties.
First up, the "two-colour shoes"...



They took about 3 hours to complete the pair...I am guessing.
Pattern: Two-coloured shoes from Debbie Bliss The Baby Knits Book.
Yarn: Baby Cashmerino in pale pink and cream.
Adjustments: Well, I made the 6-9 months but they are way too big. My gauge seems to be right, but they are more like a 9-12 month size.

Here is the button detail:



I love the Baby Cashmerino already, but in garter stitch it is just delicious! I truly think that this is my favourite yarn. As much as I love these, they are too big...so I knit these next...



These took a little longer...like 4 hours for the pair.
Pattern: Bootees with picot edge from Debbie Bliss Quick Baby Knits.
Yarn: Again, the baby cashmerino in pale pink. I completed both pair with one ball...and maybe a yard of the second ball, plus the scrap cream I had for the two colour shoes.
Adjustments: None. They are for 0-9 months and look right on the money.

The sock is moving, slowly. I have made a couple mistakes and have had to tink back...the pattern sucks for that. I am just not sure of the stitches when they are crossed...a pain to tink back. I am hoping to finish the first one today or tomorrow so that I can knit the second one on our little family vacation next week....going to Disneyworld!

Lace Leaf is just about complete. After preliminary try ons of the top section, all I can say is....hmmmmm.....

9 comments:

goodkarma said...

Aw, I love them both, but the picot edge booties with the cuff are the sweetest of all. What fun! I adore DB Cashmerino, too. Have a great week!

diana said...

Look at the those wee booties! So cute!

Stephanie said...

Hmmm? What does that mean? You love it? You hate it? It fits? It doesn't? Geeze - the suspense is killing me. The booties are sooo cute. Have a wonderful time in Disneyworld - I wish I was going somewhere warm.

Jacqui said...

The booties are absolutely adorable. And Disneyworld? I'm officially jealous!

Anonymous said...

i HAVE CHECKED BOOTIES GLAD THEY ARE NOT FOR MY FAMILY!iN MY DAY ,i GO TO KNITTING AND THEN TO jOHN'S SITE TO LOOK,BUT IT HAS BEEN REMOVED. i NOW HAVE TO GO BACK AND START OVER AGAIN , THAT'S OK, THEN ON TO fAMILY SITE, IT JUST CHANGES MY COMPUTER PATTERN FOR THE DAY.

Lolly said...

Beautiful and sweet - wonderful job on them, C.

Natalie said...

I think all DB baby patterns are sized big. Everything I've knit from The Baby Knits Book so far has been huge! For instance, I made a Baby Raglan in size 0-3 months for a friend, and it fit my daughter when she was 18 months old! I also knit her the cardigan from that book, in the 2 year size, and it's going to fit her for at least another 2 years (she's 2.5 now). But I figure you get more mileage out of the knits that way!

Purly Whites said...

Aww, so cute! You are such a good friend to knit a second pair when the first pair was too big.

Wool Winder said...

Love the booties! I think some patterns are just sized wrong. I've had that trouble a time or two.