Thursday, June 28, 2007

Cosiness

There may have been play at Wimbledon but the chill in the air and the sad tales of flooding evicting people from their homes (like poor Webbo) have had me searching for cosiness today.

I found a beautiful blog suitably entitled Posie Gets Cozy which provided some much desired escapism. Glorious as the strawberry tart was though, it was a favourite recipe from Yarnstorm that cried out to be made tonight.I've managed a finished object in just two days. So fast they never made it to the sidebar! Last night it dawned on me that if I wanted to gift some bootees on Sunday I had better knit them before then.
Pattern: Saartje's Bootees
Yarn: Sirdar Bonus Flash: Peacock - super soft 100% acrylic - I love how squishy this yarn feels and the colourway is lovely - a little richer than the photo suggests
Needles: 4mm Metal Circular
Started: 27 June 2007
Finished: 28 June 2007
New Skills?: I think I'd done all the skills before but good practice with the M1 increases
Notes: Totally gorgeous pattern. A very quick knit, once I started I just didn't want to stop. I just love the final items. My button placement is not getting better however - I think I need to allow more time and big dollop of patience. I was too keen to get them all finished up to do as neat a job as I would have liked. I have some reservations on the size as they may be more suited to a toddler! I have no idea about babies feet, or how large the little lad who will receive them is, so I went for a generous size. The pattern is knit originally in 4ply and I went for the largest size in DK weight on the basis that it had to be better to have something for him to grow into, we'll see on Sunday how much growing will be required.

8 comments:

Charity said...

These booties are so sweet, I have to try them! :0)

Marianne said...

Those little booties are cute!!!
And those 'flapjacks'??? I just happen to have a can of Lyle's Golden Syrup (yes, a store in the neighborhood carries it!) and I DO bake with it at times, yum, and anything with rolled oats is high on my goodie list, thanks for the link to that recipe!
I'm keeping all the folks with flooding troubles close in my thoughts, it's a horrible thing to go through.

Tusa said...

They look lovely! I will have to try them for my little girl.

Seahorse said...

Those bootees are absolutely gorgeous!

Piglottie said...

I adore flapjack and may just have the right ingredients in the cupboard - it certainly is the weather for comfort food :) Love the booties and thanks for the link.

clarabelle said...

Yummy grub and lovely booties! Good use of your time during this horrible weather, methinks. Let's hope that we get a bit of summer soon though....

trek said...

A cup of tea, a home baked treat, and yarn - what more could a knitter want?

acrylik said...

Those booties are absolutely gorgeous!

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