Though there’s been a lot of rest and preparation for baby going on around here, I have managed to steadily hammer away at the pile of unfinished projects that I shared with you all a couple of weeks back.
After much sewing, seam ripping, cutting, and more seam ripping, the boy now has a sweet little pair of boots and I have a sweet little pattern that will serve me well for months to come. This pair is made from a repurposed wool sweater and lined with super soft flannel. There are (of course) a couple more adjustments to be made but these meet all of our needs in a little boot: functional, unique, warm, and they actually stay on.
I finished the hat that I was initially making for last month’s Gypsy Road challenge, complete with crochet covered buttons and a whole lotta popcorn stitch. I am so in love with handspun wool that it almost hurts. The best part? This is a completely original design that actually looks and fits just like I was envisioning. I dig it so much that I actually put one of my labels in my own hat…now that’s good stuff.
And though it’s only about 20% finished, I have been plodding away at the baby’s sweater. I even learned a new stitch to add to my knitting bag of tricks–the honeycomb stitch. I love the elegance of knitting but it certainly takes a lot more time than crochet!