Sunday, March 25, 2007

Another Cable Layette set!

I finished this today, finally! It's Bernat Softee Baby in Lilac. What a pretty shade. I have a few skeins of Bernat's other new color Candy Baby it's an ombre shade too.....hmh
I will probably cast on another one soon!
First I need to finish the pink pompadour sweater I started while waiting at the airports, see March 11th post. I finished the body but need to start the sleeves. I read ahead in the pattern and it too has a collar , booties and a hat.
We had a warm, 55 degree sunny spring day today. My husband and I even went for a walk, that was nice!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

here are the booties

these are the cabled layette matching booties. The pattern is written for dbl pointed needles but I changed it for straights, the only tricky part is the picked-up stitches around in the instep, the first row is a little tight but do-able.
they match this sweater I made a few weeks ago.

my camera is changing the colors again......the booties are more the true color of this yarn. It's Bernat Softee Baby new color tutti fruitti, they have several other new shades out too, check out their website! I sure wish they would make a nice solid peach or a bright orange.

I started another set in Bernat Softee baby lilac, this time I am trying to stop the curl on the edges by slipping the first stitch of each row as if to purl, it's better but still not quite lying flat.... anyone have any suggestions?

This is the little booklet the pattern came from:

Creative Hands, dated 1981 called BABYLAND book # 412, orginally sold $1.00. The cover shows a yellow shell crochet layette set. 18 pages in all.

I have a busy weekend, that's all for now!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Home again!

I had a great time in Orlando with my oldest daughter, we stayed here.
This was the adult pool I enjoyed for 4 days while dd was at her conference, she would join me in the afternoon. We used the outdoor hot tubs and had nice meals and enjoyed drinks by the pool. It was the best b-day ever!
When I got home my youngest daughter presented me with her fimo clay creation of me.
I came across something similar to this on someone's blog and sent the picture to her, this is her version, how cute! I believe she was called Crazy Knitter Lady.
I started this at the airport and yes you can fly with knitting in your carry-on luggage/bags. I got thru security with no problems, actually I saw 3 other women knitting in the airport too!
It's from an old hand written pattern my MIL designed and shared with me, so I'm not sure what the sweater will look like but I do like the knitting!
I am using Lion Brand Baby Soft in baby pink pompador and size 3 needles.
more later!