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I’m down-and-out with a cold today – you know, it’s been at least a year since I’ve had one? I’m not sure if I was doing something right or if the universe just decided to cut me a break, but it was nice. So nice, I don’t even really mind being sick now. An extra day on the sofa was exactly what I needed.

Baby Yours has been finished for a while, but I haven’t posted because I decided to try a set of Saartje’s Booties to match.

Well.

This project has completely dominated me. I knit the first one just fine, and despite the seemlingly endless yarn ends (one bootie boasts EIGHT ends to weave in. EIGHT) the cuteness factor made it worthwhile. The second went very, very wrong. I blame it on all the bus-knitting, but I managed to leave out ten rows (TEN… in a pattern that’s only about 30 rows long to begin with). Once I finally finished fiddling with the little straps I looked down and realized this bootie would fit my pinky finger. Oops.

Luckily I had enough yarn to try again, so I cast on this morning and all was going well. I cast off, made the first sole seam, picked it up to compare it to the first one and… well, wouldn’t you know it. Despite being certain I’d followed the pattern correctly this time, it’s a full two rows longer than it’s mate. So either I did it wrong this time, or the first one was wrong all along. Gah! I suppose that’s a minimal difference, but I’m anal and it’s enough to make me throw in the towel.

I don’t want to knit a fourth bootie. I’m done.

Saarjes (Failed) Booties in Dream in Colour Smooshy

Saarje's (Failed) Booties

One thing to keep in mind while knitting: it’s supposed to be FUN.

The sweater, on the other hand, turned out quite cute and without many complaints. I think it could be a tad longer, but I sacrificed that in order to be anal about start/finish of the cable. I also think the buttonband should be wider – I’ll try to remember that next time I take on this project.

Baby Yours by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Baby Yours by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Dream in Colour Smooshy in Petal Shower

Dream in Colour Smooshy in Petal Shower

Also, I think this pattern is so much cuter in pink than it was in the green I used last time.

Not sure what I’m up to next… I still have mittens, scarf and sweater to finish – but we’ll see. To be honest, life’s a little full right now, I might have to focus my attention elsewhere for a few weeks.

Well, clearly my attention already is elsewhere. So I might as well stop punishing the innocent yarn.

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4 Comments

  1. Cute sweater! I hope you feel better soon.

  2. Really cute! I have two baby presents to crank out before June, but I still don’t know what to make. I’m loathe to buy more yarn, but most of what I have is 100% wool, which isn’t great for a summer baby.

    • katy
    • Posted April 26, 2009 at 09:36
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    Sounds like a good excuse to buy yarn :)

    Then again – what about felted toys? That would make good use of 100% wool for baby!

    Felted Horses
    Felted Pigs

    And I’m sure you could knit/felt any toy pattern really (felted Elijah would probably be very cute!)…

  3. so so so so so cute – you’re right, the pink is great!


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