The blanket's O(ff)TN and blocking. What a relief! I enjoyed it and I'm happy with it, but definitely ready now to move on to new things. It turned out much larger when I'd soaked it; I actually wish I'd just left it without blocking, but too late now.
More on that when it's dry and I can take some good photos.
This is my new project. I'll let you guess what it is. Toad's doing one too, and I already love it!
This time I used a larger needle (3mm), as my first attempt a year ago (using the prescribed 2.5mm needle) resulted in far too small a shoe (the bootie was small enough to enclose a grape!). They are now rather large, but will perhaps do for a 6-months old baby.
This pattern has been top of my queue for years, so I’m glad I finally got round to making the booties. It has to be one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry, so I'm glad I could make my contribution.
Do you like the little mother-of-pearl flower buttons? Believe it or not, they actually came from my button stash. I did not buy new buttons!
The yarn you may recognise, as I have previously made Umbilical Cord Hats and my-own-pattern booties in it (as gifts for other people). It's Malabrigo Worsted in Amoroso, a spicy red that changes to orange, pink and purple. Although good in Stocking Stitch, I think the little bumps of Garter Stitch really shows this yarn off best.
One bootie is not as pefect as the other as I used the yarn frogged from the earlier bootie (see above); perhaps I should have ironed it before re-using it.
However, I'm really happy with them, and they will look lovely on a little girl if that's what we have, and will co-ordinate with the matching Umbilical Cord Hat I made years ago in the same yarn.
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I'm in my late twenties, working in the art world and living with my husband and slowly-dying plants in West London. Knitting is my release and I share it with my Mum, who happens to live 600 miles away in Scotland.
I also run the Hammersmith Stitch N' Bitch group. We meet every Tuesday from 6-8pm at Caffe Nero, 1-5 King Street, Hammersmith, London. If you live in the area please come along.