Thursday, September 10, 2009

Blocking Fail

I had hoped to be able to post some modeled photos of my finished Mommy Snug this evening, but, unfortunately, it's still a bit damp and probably needs another day on the drying rack. Would you settle for a photo of some uber-cute baby booties instead?

These were done a few weeks ago, but I didn't get around to sewing on the buttons until the other night, when I pulled out my button collection and sewing box for the sweater. These, of course, are the famous Saartje's Bootees (pdf link) that I think everyone's made at least once by now. I used some of my rainbow handspun and size 2 (2.75 mm) needles and knit the larger size. They came out a little on the big side and the wool was a little scratchy, so after they were sewn up, I fulled them a bit by hand. They're now little bit smaller, much fuzzier and softer, and have a nice bootee shape to them.

The Mister and I have another road trip this weekend (this time to D.C. for a bridal shower), and my brother's scarf will be making the trip with me. Expect to see a finished -- and dry! -- sweater when we get back!


  1. I think I'm the only person on Earth that's never knit those. They're really cute in the rainbow yarn!

  2. Nope! Jenn is wrong. I haven't knit them either! Very cute!

  3. Anonymous6:33 AM

    Those are the cutest booties ever; the rainbow yarn really makes than unique!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I haven't knit them either, although I want to!! So I'm sure you're probably going to be busy with bridal shower stuff, but I'm sort of local to DC if you want to have coffee and knit somewhere! I have to work Saturday though.

  5. OMG, so cute!

    I haven't knit them either - the pattern defeated me. :)

  6. Too cute! Can't wait to see the snug, too!