The obsessive knitting I expected to be doing back when I first got pregnant has kicked in full force over the last week. It started with the fish bootees, and has resulted in 3 more pairs of bootees, and a baby sweater.
These are the Bobble Bootees from 50 Baby Booties to Knit:
Next up are the cable bootees (same book), made out of Frog Tree Alpaca (yum).
For whatever reason, I had trouble understanding a bit of the directions (Using A, pick up and knit 63 sts along end of cable strip, 31 sts on each side of marked row and 1st on marked row). The marked row was in the middle? So I was stuck for a while on if I should begin the pick up in the middle? It didn't make sense, so I decided the author meant to say knit one stitch on the marked row. Then it all made sense. These I feel have some staying power!
Then, packing up for a weekend on Nantucket, I grabbed my other skein of Lucky (the March BMFA SOTM, medium weight) and cast on for a Baby surprise jacket:
This sweater is always a mystery to me! I can never figure out which part I'm knitting until it's almost done. I thought I had the perfect buttons for this.... but I can't find them. Sigh. When I finished, I felt the need to make matching booties.
These are Christine's Baby Booties. When I finished the Baby Surprise Jacket, I really thought I had enough for the booties (about 1 oz of yarn left). I made it through 1.5 booties, and ran out of yarn. Thankfully, at Sock Camp, my petite footed friend handed me her extra Lucky... so I was able to finish these off.
I have one more pair of bootees on the needles, but after those are done, I think I need to take a bootee break! My hands are hurting from the tiny needles and all the fiddly work.