Friday, September 9, 2011

Bootie-licious

It is finally Friday.  For a week that was shortened by a holiday, this has been one of the longest weeks ever.  The weather has turned cooler and we really should be back out on the sleeping porch, but with everything that had to be done the last few days, we could not risk sleeping out there.  Sleeping in the cool, crisp air greatly increases the chance that the alarm clock will either be accidentally turned off or ignored.  This was not the week for that.  


On to exciting news.  At last, a second pair of baby booties is off the needles.  I think it is time to do something bigger now.  Although, in theory, booties are fast and simple, maybe my brain is merely balking at having to deal with tiny needles.  Two pairs down and five more to go to complete the baby shower gift I promised to make for my sister to give away.  

Two things on my radar are the Dahlia Cardigan and the Five Way Cable Shrug.  I have stash yarn ready for both projects.  They are both beautiful options, but on the downside both have major brain/boredom pitfalls.  The Dahlia has a LOT of mind numbing stockinette stitch and the Five Way has 54" of cabling/chart reading.  PLUS, Dahlia has my hate it with a black loathing always favorite choice of lace knitting.  The other issue with Five Way is that the pattern only shows THREE ways to wear it and, frankly I need help figuring out the other two.  That, my friends, could very well be the kill joy for this one unless someone would care to enlighten my poor allergy affected headachy head.  Give me your thoughts or suggestions on this pickle.


And now for the proof that baby feet will not be naked. 



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16 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous, I love the colour!

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  2. Hmm... I vote Dahlia. It's gorgeous and at least the lace is contained and finite. The other one is pretty too, but those wear-them-a-billion-way patterns always flummox me and then end up being put into service as a beach towel or something. On that note, cute booties. Also, happy weekend!

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  3. Great job on the booties!

    As far as the 5 way shrug, I'll be more than happy to help you figure out 5 ways to wear it. Too bad they didn't publish pics of all 5 ways!

    I do like the Dahlia sweater though! It's very pretty!

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  4. The booties are adorable! That's the third pair of FO booties this week!

    I agree, this week has gone by SO slow! Insanity. Here's to a great weekend though!

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  5. Cute booties. I enjoyed the links you listed. I made a very similar cabled shawl that can be worn different ways and loved working on it but find myself just wearing it as a simple over the shoulders shawl.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

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  6. Aww so cute! i love seeing booties, they look very cosy :)

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  7. Those booties are too darn cute. I have to admit as soon as you wrote lace, you lost me on the cardigan.

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  8. Those booties are cute. What pattern did you use?? I need to make some baby stuff.

    I like the Dahlia cardigan better.

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  9. I love the Dahlia back but I'm not so crazy about the front. If I made it, I would hope that the back and front could be worked on simultaneously on 2 sets of needles so I could alternate the fun lace and the boring stockinette.

    Sorry to hear you're feeling bad. It's ragweed season here & my youngest daughter and I are fighting it with every ounce of our willpower, plus Allegra and Sudafed. Other daughter expresses much regret that the weather is finally cooler & we won't let her open the windows.

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  10. I'm always going to vote for cables over lace, but that my own bias showing. They're both lovely patterns which I realize is no help at all. Sorry.

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  11. Nothing is cuter than booties and yours are no exception. I like your yarn choice.

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  12. Welcome to Fibers on Friday! It's nice to have you share with us! The booties are adorable!!

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  13. I can offer no help on the next pattern choices, but I do think the booties are charming. :-)

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  14. Booties turned out very cute.

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