Wednesday, March 12

malabrigo booties

are these not the cutest things? Little baby booties out of malabrigo with itty vintage buttons.
They were so quick to knit, I swear I had the first one finished in the time it took my husband to cook his breakfast bacon. I want to try them out in a not-so-varigated colorway and make them a smidge bigger. These appear to be newborn sized. They might also be nice in cotton for spring/summer babes.

and, so you know i'm not slacking. here's the sleeve. i'm getting about an inch done every night - so not far and not fast, but it's still moving along.

Saturday, March 1

finished socks

Pattern: Inspired by Dobby's socks in Charmed Knits, but the heel and toe are done per Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks.
Yarn: Alpaca Design 80% Alpaca, 20% silk from Australia
Needles: #1 Susan Bates metal DPNs
Notes: I ran out of yarn part way through the 2nd sock. Luckily, the woman who sent the yarn in the first place for a swap was able to find some more within her stash and agreed to send it to me. The stripes made for wicked fast knitting, but note the extra thick green stripe on the green heel/toe sock. I didn't quite think the strip thing through on that one, but had it dialed for sock #2.
I'm wearing them now and they are wicked soft and warm. A little bit thick, but that's perfect to fit in my slippers and clogs on a snowy day like today.