29.11.06

FO: matching hat & booties




Pattern: Simple Mules from Crafts Beautiful.
Yarn: ggh cotton, white (tea-dipped). Just over 10 grams. And i mean just.
Materials: 3 MM dpns
Recipient: Jasper
New skills:
Basic theory of shaping footwear.
Making absolutely sure you have enough yarn to complete the project before diving in.


The pattern is easy peasy, I love the simple texture of moss stitch in plain yarn and there's a lot of pleasure in knitting something as absurdly tiny as booties.

Remember how I only had a walnut sized ball of yarn to complete the second bootie and I wasn't sure if I was going to make it?


Missed it by THAT. MUCH.

*

Really.

By 20 centimetres.

The second sole is done in a tapestry cotton almost the same gauge and colour.
It's underneath, no one's going to see it... no wait! don't babies spend most of their time on their back with their feet in the air (and sometimes their mouth)?

Oh well...it's handmade with love.


And seeing as its already vessel wednesday... the matching bonnet inside out





inspired by Martha's interior shots.

For some reason I almost always prefer the (wrong) side of a knitted object and the purly interior of the bonnet reminded me of a basket as I was knitting it.

Ok, so this vessel won't hold water, but it still counts..doesn't it?


* Thanks Max







11 Comments:

Blogger Rose Red said...

That calls for a major "n'oooor!"
Handmade with love AND unique

29 November 2006 at 6:19 pm  
Blogger Jesse said...

Well done on making it to the end of the yarn before the end of the knitting! How nerve-wracking.... The booties and hat are lovely.

29 November 2006 at 6:25 pm  
Anonymous jacqui said...

Gorgeous booties and bonnet. What a lucky baby!

29 November 2006 at 7:34 pm  
Blogger k*girl said...

tapestry cotton is simply a reward for looking!

29 November 2006 at 8:00 pm  
Blogger The Shopping Sherpa said...

Don't you hate it when you run out of wool so close to the end? I've though I was going to do that twice recently but made it each time. Phew!

The booties are beautiful and I reckon if you like embroidered the baby's initials or something over the different bit it would maybe look funky and intentional...

29 November 2006 at 11:18 pm  
Blogger Ashley said...

No one will notice the yarn sub at all first because people don't notice things like that but more imptly because they will be too distracted by the fact that the baby is wearing a hat with ears. Seriously you could blow up a grenade in the next room and everyone would still be all "a hat! with ears! and the baby's wearing it! N'oooor!"

30 November 2006 at 12:37 am  
Blogger Julie said...

The bonnet and baby shoes are BEAUTIFUL. And that different yarn on the sole? That's not a mistake, it's Unique Design Element. You remember that, and repeat it if anyone notices.

I'd notice, but I wouldn't care, because the shoes are so goshdarn cute.

30 November 2006 at 1:32 am  
Blogger Carson said...

Thanks everyone for your kind feedback.

TSS- I would have to learn how to do embroidery first! Honestly I don't think I've embroidered since my one wonky flower in about...oh...1973?

Ashley- you are too too funny.

30 November 2006 at 8:55 am  
Blogger Rose Red said...

Carson - I bought my copy of Knitting Rules at Dymocks city store, they still had a few last time I went in. It is great!

1 December 2006 at 10:34 am  
Blogger littlesnoring said...

Gorgeous Booties, I love the simplicity of the style - -very lovely!

3 December 2006 at 7:46 am  
Blogger Grandma Flea said...

Those little booties should go down as a knitted classic. I love the ecru yarn and the matching "vessel" - well, it holds a little head, so who needs water?

3 August 2007 at 7:54 pm  

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