Tuesday, November 06, 2007

more stuff, more stuff!

I am woefully far behind on my updatting. I have several things in the cue ready to be shown and I'm trying desperately to resist the urge to just cram them all into one post.

So I'll start off easy with a couple more pics of the cowl that I mentionned in my last post. So hard to get a good picture of this fuzzy black blob:

pattern: the cashmere cowl from the Purl Bee
yarn: Fable Handknit 100% pure baby alpaca in black (almost 2 skeins)
needles: 5mm addi turbos

Another boring knit (you may remember the the last one of these that I knit or even this one in the same yarn) furthering my theory that the simplest, most tedious knits are the ones that I will actually wear. This little number is no exception. In fact, I have it on right now. I will likely wear it endlessly this winter. I think I need to just accept that "exciting" knitting equals "shelved in my closest forever more" and be done with it. Give in to the 1x1 ribbing that this cowl is. give in to it. join me...you'll feel much better.

Anyone wanting to join me in the cult of snooze step right up! Soft, fuzzy and boring.

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Ok, so here's one more thing. Not for baby Marnie, but for baby Christine. The baby Marnie ones were in pink. But baby Christine, well we don't know if it's a boy or girl yet so I went with black:

These always knit up very cute, but I find them super finicky. SO many yarn ends to weave in on such a little thing. Especially the weaving in of the "laces" and the little tie that goes around the back to tighten them. There is nothing more tedious than an 18 inch I-cord on 2.5 mm needles. I bypassed that bit this time and just used regular old yarn.

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Anyway, you can check out the pink ones for any pattern details, I'm sure you've all seen them before. I just used all scraps. With any luck I'll never have to knit them again! The pattern is very well done though and they are by brooklyn handmade which you can find on etsy. She's also got some really cute maryjane ones too!

Much cuteness!


Miss Muffy said...

I hear ya on the simple knits! Love the black chucks even if they were a pain (especially the red line - detail to the max!)

Macoco said...

Those booties rock! I am with you on the cowl. They're so comfy and warm that you never want to take them off. But not the most exciting thing to knit. Yours looks so, so, soft.

Virtuous said...

LOL! Yep I am all about simple knits too!

Which is why those cute converse booties would have NOT gotten done if it was left up to me and all that weaving! Haha! :op

Cuteness all around!