Sunday, May 04, 2008


It should be obvious by the fact that I'm posting that I did not go to Maryland Sheep & Wool this weekend, much as I wanted to. I decided that the purchase of my wheel was my one big splurge of the year, and what with us buying a new house and moving in the next two months, I don't think The Mister would have approved that budget line item. I am hoping that, if I save my pennies enough this coming year, I'll be able to swing it next year.

In the meantime, after finishing the last pair of socks, I haven't yet cast on a new pair and instead decided to use up some scraps. These things are so cute, I was excited that I got to made two pairs.

Pattern: Saartje's Bootees (pdf) by Saartje de Bruijn
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock lightweight in Firebird and Ruby Slippers (pink pair) and STR mediumweight in Lucky and lightweight in Lemongrass (green pair)
Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) dpns
Started/Completed: Green pair: April 29/April 30; Pink pair: April 30/May 1
Mods: I used a purled cast on for the straps and, rather than making loops at the end, cast on three additional stitches for each strap and sewed buttons and straps directly to the bootee

The Hurricane Knitters will know who these are for, but I'm going to keep it a secret on the blog for the time being.

Yesterday was a miserable, rainy, muggy day, so I spent several hours finishing the singles of the Sakina Needles fiber and then plying it. It's still a little damp, but now that the sun is coming out I may be able to get some good shots.

I hope those of you who made it to MDS&W had a great time, and if you find some fiber came home with you that you don't want, feel free to send it my way!


weezalana said...

Those are SO cute!

Donna said...

Oh those are soooo cute. I did not go to sheep and wool either. I did however go to Bonnies and may have went a bit crazy! LOL I got some Lavold Silky Wool for $2.03 a skein! I got three sweaters worth. Well have a great day.

guiltypleasures said...

How cute are those? I'm presuming they aren't for you?

How about you skip MS&W next year and join me at Rhinebeck in 2009 instead?