09 February 2008

Shake your booties

I seem to be copying Max in all her knitting lately. I recently finished these baby booties--from Saartje Knits--with help from Miss Max. For some reason the way the straps were written in the pattern didn't quite "grok" with me. But after a few tries and help with the button hole (learned something new there), I finished them right up. They were knit in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. They're probably for a 12 - 15 month old baby, but they'll be given as a gift at a baby shower next week along with this baby sweater that's probably closer to newborn size.

This is another project that Max completed in 2007: the famed baby sweater from Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac. I think I have trouble really recognizing lace patterns, so I started it and made a few too many mistakes for my taste. Since I'm so not fearless about ripping back and picking up stitchs, I just ended up frogging the whole thing and starting again. For me, the second time was the charm. It's also knit in Debbie Bliss, but in the Merino dk.
2008 is getting off to a good start for me in terms of FOs and stashbusting!

1 comment:

Max said...

Oh, I adore the old-fashioned-ness of that white-on-white sweater!