Sunday, January 01, 2006

More purple baby knits

The sneak preview from yesterday is now a pair of socks for my friends baby in Canada:

Baby socks in Baby Cashmerino
Baby socks in Baby Cashmerino

They're the Heel and Toe socks aged 3-6 months in 50 Baby Bootees to Knit knitted in Debbie Bliss's Baby Cashmerino on 3mm Addi Turbo 40mm circulars. These were purchased from Get Knitted & I was really impressed with the speedy service. I ordered them mid afternoon on Wednesday & they hit the doormat on Thursday morning! However I didn't start them until Saturday morning as I was finishing the Curly Whirley Scarf in the previous post. The colours aren't fantastic in the above photo but the main yarn used is 606 & the contrast is 607 which I 'borrowed' from the Entrelac Shawl. Each sock used 8g of the main colour & 2g of contrast so is a good way of using up left over bits. I liked the pattern but next time I do them I'll also knit the cuff in the contrast yarn as I think it'll look better.

Herringbone Bootees in Baby Cashmerino
Herringbone Bootees in Baby Cashmerino

This pattern is also 3-6 months from 50 Baby Bootees to Knit & the main colour is Debbie Bliss's Baby Cashmerino in 606. The contrast edge in 101 was also 'borrowed' from a future project but I think it'll be able to spare 104 cast on stitches.

They're now wrapped & waiting for the post office to open after the holidays before going off to join the other gifts that I've sent.

Finally a pic of baby wearing the stripey bootees knitted in Regia 6 ply sent to me by my SP5.

Baby in Stripey socks with Airedales Maggie & Groovy
Baby in Stripey socks with Airedales Maggie & Groovy

These bootees are aged 0-3 months but fit her as socks so as well as both living with Airedales we both wear Stripey Socks!


Yvonne said...

Love all those bootees!

Happy New Year

Woolly Wormhead said...

Happy New year!

Great booties :)

alltangledup said...

well done for your first 2006 FO!

Donna said...

They're all lovely!

Steph said...

LOVE those herringbone booties! BTW, I'm not a "doggie" person, but those earlier snow dog pics of yours are great. :-) Happy New Year!

the stripey tiger said...

Happy New year to you too Blue!! Your bootees are all looking FABBO!! Socks and Bootees are on my 'MUST TRY' list for 2006! Cashmerino looks loke it knits up beautifully too - ahh so much to try so little time..... Happy Knitting :-) Stripey