Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A Knitting Hiatus

So here's a pic of my new project. Yup, not at all knitting related, I'm sorry to say. As you may know, I am a freelance book editor, and I've just contracted with a publisher to edit a novel. That, along with the normal duties of caring for my son, cooking, laundry, cleaning, etc., will leave very little time for knitting in the coming weeks, so I'm on sort of a knitting hiatus for now. I hope to sneak in a row here and there and maybe have some time to post to this blog, but I'm not counting on it. So . . . au revoir, gentle readers, until the manuscript is spit shined and sent back on its way!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Warm Little Tootsies

I had to knit T some warm, wooly slippers in a mad hurry last week Thursday night. We were packing for a weekend camping (cabin) trip, and I suddenly realized his snowsuit is the kind that doesn't have feet. It's pretty cold in Michigan these days, so if we wanted to do any hiking, some warm footwear was a must. So I stayed up until 1 a.m. making these. They fit just right, with plenty of room to grow. I love them!

Pattern: Garter Stitch Booties by Debbie Bliss
Needles: US size 2 straight needles
Yarn: Dawn (American Thread Co.) knitting worsted wool in Blue Wine Heather (love this color!)


Monday, October 09, 2006

Doodlepants Action Shot

Here's an updated picture of the Aubrey Doodlepants, lanolized and blocked and in action on my little man. They fit perfectly over a big bedtime diaper.

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

The Finish Line

My Doodlepants are finally done! Turned out pretty well, I think. (They're unblocked in this photo, so they still look kind of stiff and "bumpy." I'll try to post another pic after they dry--they're currently hanging out on the drying rack after a nice lanolin bath.)

Pattern: Aubrey Doodlepants
Needles: US size 5 and 7 circs (magic loop on 40" cable)
Yarn: Peace Fleece in Kamchatka Seamoss
Modifications: added crotch gusset; added ribbed cuffs to legs

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