I’m joining Ginny today for the first time in a while! I have finally had some more time to knit (and if I’m totally honest here that is thanks to my recent backing out of most social media) and so here I am with some projects to share!
I made a set of these baby bootiesearlier this year for another friend and has a request to a pair of them to be made for another friend’s baby… and then she found out she was having twins! So I’ve got two sets of these booties to make and I am also making a pair of hats to go with. This mama lives in Alaska, after all!
I sewed myself a new project bag, too. I have been using a smaller one for about two years, now, but I decided I needed a bigger bag for both sweater making and for projects like this – ones with many balls and pieces. Keep it all together! I followed this tutorial: Simple Drawstring Bag.
I didn’t met my goals from last week… but I did finish two projects!
I knit Bunkers a wool cowl and set of mittens. At our Waldorf school mornings they do out-side time no matter the weather, so I had to knit him some mittens. His hands are always very cold when we’re outside!
I have shelved the newborn sweater for now. I have another friend in mind for that one. It was taking me a long time to knit it… and I’m not even half way done! I will keep knitting on it as I have time.
For this coming week I’d like to make another pair of the knitted booties from last week for yet another friend with a little one on the way. I’d also like to work on a sweater or vest for Bunkers.
Finished these baby booties! Few things: 1) I frogged the forest green yarn in favor of this sweet white/grey marl. It’s 100% wool, too, whereas the green was acrylic. One of the last balls of acrylic I have. Not sure what to do with it! I don’t want to use acrylic anymore. 2) I made a few small changes to this pattern and I noted those in my Ravelry Project Notes here. 3) I can’t wait to give them to my friend’s new little baby! (And I can’t wait to hold said baby!)
My goals for this coming week are to finish the newborn sweater (taking a lot longer than I thought) and/or knit a hat in the same wool as the booties. The longer I go before meeting this newborn the more items I will have knit for it! Ha!
I am finally doing some more knitting! I just seem to have so little baby-free time and so many things to do in that time that knitting just gets put on the back burner.
But, a friend of mine is having a baby any day, now, and I wanted to knit her a few things. I decided to just knit and I gave Bunkers a ball of scrap yarn and a huge crochet hook and he had fun playing with that while I got to knit a bit yesterday and today.
I am over half way done with these booties. I’m not sure what I think of them, yet, but we’ll see how they look completed.
I’ve also cast on a new item for my shop (if you can call it that! Half cast on! Haha. The toddler wasn’t very interested in me knitting today!) – winter time headbands/earmuffs. I hope to churn out several this week to get them posted before gift giving season.
I have far too many books on my plate currently. I put down The Limits of Enchantment in favor of knitting/cross stitching and haven’t picked it back up, but it is still on my ‘current’ shelf, so alas. I am also still reading the GAPS book as we started the Intro diet (again) this week. It’s going much better this time! But, today I’ve been thumbing through the two Waldorf Education books I got at the library. And eyeing up a cross stitch book I got there, too. Such gorgeous ideas!