Monday, May 28, 2012

Oh Baby how I knit for you

Hey blog, 

I took a little break from my other numerous projects this week to do some baby knitting.
The hat pattern is here and the bootie pattern is here

Pst. Is it just me, or does the hat seem small to you?

I must admit this was my first time knitting baby booties, and I was a little intimidated!
You knit them flat, and anything knit flat and seemed up afterward makes me a little nervous. I'm never quite sure I believe that it'll all work out in the end, you know? 
Anyway, I started by knitting 5" of garter

Then you pick up 30 stitches along one of the long edges, knit a few rows, and start knitting the 10 sitches in the center 

There's some finicky stuff here that I'm repressing, but trust me, if you just take it a step at a time it'll work out like magic.


Once you've done the little instep, you fold it all up and graft it together (that becomes the sole of the foot. ). After that you fold down the flap and seem up the back.
It's actually kinda clever and fun once you get over weaving in all those lose ends.

So cute!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Stripes and the ways I loath them Part II

Hey blog.

I have a small, FO, that I'll be showing you later this week, but I thought I'd give you an update on my striped scarf first.

Still knitting it. Finished the 1st skien and now on a second. 1/3 of the way done. Woohoo!

I still hate this scarf.

Oh, I'm knitting a second scarf, for myself. I love it. I was showing it to a friend and gushing about how charming I thought it was, and he said to me. "I thought you hated striped scarves?"