Sunday, October 5, 2008

Oops, I almost forgot a title

Two whole months? Geez, I've been negligent.

But also productive! I moved to a beautiful new apartment the weekend of September 1st, so I'm going to give myself a pass on the lack of blog updates. I also have a freshly completed knitting project to show off (because I'm a ham like that).

On the basis that my boss has no idea I have a blog, I present to you:

Saartje's Bootees (as knit by me):

My boss is having his first baby, and the due date is November 1st. So I decided to make these, which I've thought were adorable for ages. They are a quick knit, though I found the strap instructions really confusing.

Yarn: Rowan RYC Cashsoft 4-Ply in Mosaic (main color) and Dive.
Needles: US 1 Clover Bamboo DPNs (It's knit flat, but I don't have straight or circular 1's, so I made do.

Yarn and buttons both came from A Good Yarn in Brookline. (I'm going to miss living 500 yards away...)

I hope they like the booties, and that they fit. And they don't unravel. I always fear so much when gifting knits.


essjay said...

Good to see you back :)

Those booties are so adorable - I hope your boss likes them!

Apple Core said...

do i get a pair too? i'm a size 8.

estherknits said...

I am just knitting these booties, and now the left strap (second one) is confusing the hell out of me. I got the first one to work with a stroke of luck, but he second bootie's giving me trouble.

can you suggest how to do the cast on with 2 strands, or another practical way of attaching the strap?