These booties are coming along very quickly. The pattern
is available for free from Howstuffworks.com
. They are relatively simple, but I learned a few new stitches:
- Make: Basically you add a backwards loop and “make” a new stitch. This helped shape the toe to give that rounded appearance. Thank you knittinghelp.com for the excellent video!
- Cable Cast On: This allowed me to make the strap by casting on using only one piece of yarn. It was tricky to figure out. I kept trying to do it on the wrong side of the needle, after I figured that out, it went pretty smoothly. I ended up using a crochet hook as noted on the side of the knittinghelp.com website which made the cast on much easier.
- Joining Yarn: I haven’t had a lot of practice joining yarn, but again, knittinghelp.com came to the rescue.
Now to find some really cute little buttons…. any suggestions?
A new Purlsoho box at my doorstep means new baby pink 100% Cashmere yarn! New baby pink 100% Cashmere yarn means new little baby girl on the way!! Not for me of course, but for my best friend’s sister. She is due in July. I decided to make her a little hat… it might be too hot to wear at first, but in a couple months when the weather cools down a bit, it will be perfect!! I found a very sweet little hat pattern for free at Little Sesame Knits. You must check her blog out, she’s very talented!
I started making a swatch to measure my gauge last night and OH MY GOSH, working with cashmere is like working with angles hugging each finger gently and signing on high a sweet sweet melody. Really, I am not exaggerating. If you have never spent the money to buy cashmere, I highly recommend you do it at least once. Keep an eye out for sales. This yarn was originally about $50 and I got it for $25. About the price I would spend on a non-personal baby shower gift – and I get the pleasure of working with this exquisit yarn.
I joked about getting a goat in my previous blog post… I may really consider it now. The yarn is that good.