Sunday, July 8, 2007

Current Knitting

Harry appropriated all my lace needles for his various projects, so I took the rest of the set and used them to knit infant thingies. A baby girl named Saya arrived two weeks ago, and was proudly carried home wearing these:


Yes yes, they are toe-up and totally seamless. If I get enough requests, I will write up the directions. Really. I'll even do it sooner than later if I get a lot of requests. I am less interested in pattern-writing than pattern-making, if you get my drift, so I need some incentive to decipher my notes. Extravagant praise and intensive begging both work well.

The Corn Bunting is trundling right along. I dislike knitting yarn heavier than fingering weight, but the pattern called for DK weight. I doubled the fingering and got close enough to gauge but boy, this fat yarn hurts my hands.


As you can see, I am up to the armholes. The front side of one sleeve is finished and Cheeto is standing by with a needle, ready to graft the sleeve together once I finish the back side. I won't finish it before return to the Land of Tentacle-Free Protein--I still have the corn fronts, sleeve ribbing, and the hood after completing the body. But I should have it done well before Baby #2 arrives in September.

22 comments:

Marie said...

How absolutely adorable! I love the wee cables! This reminds me that I need to get cracking on the baby things for those impending bundles of joy from my friends. Do, do post a pattern! *Does dance pantomiming the heaping of extravagant praise upon Fleegle* :)
The corn bunting still cracks me up. I'm endlessly amused by the "stem" part of the husk. Hee! Does Cheeto hire out for grafting work?

fleegle said...

Alas, Cheeto cannot hire out. He is an apprentice, and in Japan, that basically means slavery to everyone in the workshop. But after he graduates, perhaps he can be bought:)

That's pretty good begging, Marie. Imaginative, with just a touch of abject pleading. It's enough to make me write the first paragraph of the directions...

Monika said...

I don't even have a baby to knit for, but I still would like to have the pattern, pretty, pretty, please! ;o)It's just too adorable. Does the pattern come with the flowers you show it in the picture? ;o)

Nancy said...

The booties are amazing! Please post a pattern. I have some baby knitting to do and it would be a wonderful addition. Pretty please, on bended knee??

Carol said...

Very cute booties! I love the picture of them in the flower. Aas for the corn bunting, keep itup! I am keen to see the finished object. I lwv me some baby buntings!

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

Greetings from the land where protein takes it on the hoof.

Those booties are extreamly dainty and pretty and clever and, well you get the idea. Very well done. I don't do booties myself but my sister does and those are possibly the best I've seen. Beautiful work.

Terry said...

I look at your blog and most of the things I see, I admire and sigh because I feel they are beyond my skills. I do enjoy seeing what you (and Harry) produce. It is inspiring. I did knit the baby sweater designed by Melissa Mathay you posted some months back and was pleased with the results. I now make a request that you publish the instructions for the adorable wee booties. I feel that is also something I'd love to make. My 4th grandchild (a girl) is due in November so I have a motive for asking for the pattern. Please know there are many out there who really enjoy your blog and your skills.

Anonymous said...

Those booties are adorable!
Appropo to nothing, I am Sister of Lace Freak; however, I do not engage in lace knitting (okay, except for the lace shrug I am intermittently working on).
I am primarily a sock and baby wear knitter, and would love to have your pattern for the toe-up seamless baby booties.

-May-

missalicefaye said...

Seamless baby booties--I'm in love already! Pretty please post the pattern? You will bring Great Joy to those of us who despise the tiny seams.

The bunting is awesome. If I ever have a kid, I'm totally dressing it up as a vegetable at every opportunity...

Lizardknits said...

Adorable booties, please do post the pattern.

2trees said...

EXTRAVAGANT PRAISE!
INTENSIVE BEGGING!

And did I mention that I now use your single left-leaning decrease exclusively?

Iris G said...

Saya is a sweet name, and the socks (or shoes?) are just as sweet (and sophisticated as always). I like the green-pink-blue idea! But I'm not going to beg or praise too much ;-), I'll just sit and wait!

By the way, do you or Harry happen to have a magical potion to prevent wrist pain? I like lace/fingering weight too, but I can't knit more than two or three hours straight.

Opal said...

Those booties are adorable and I just love how you photographed them. What a beautiful display!

KathyR said...

Please, please, please! Those booties are soooo cute!

Kate M said...

Count me as a request for a pattern for the adorable booties!

Muki Muki said...

You are so cool. Baby booties and cheeto, wonderful. I am continually amazed at your creativity.

LittleBerry said...

the bootees are gorgeous... definitly have to write the pattern out for us.... please :)

Redtabby said...

OK, here are some

Extravagant Praise and
Intensive Begging

I know what you mean about the writing, though.

Batty said...

Very cute!

I know what you mean about certain yarns hurting your hands, though. For me, it's cotton and bulky weight yarns. It really helps when yarn has a little bit of give.

Lucy said...

Hi Fleegle - thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments - the kittens are just adorable aren't they - I received a whole lot more updated photos from him this morning so will post them on my blog this week. I think the baby bootees are absolutely gorgeous - hope you do publish the pattern!! Happy Knitting!

KnitSanity said...

I'm just checking to see if there has been sufficient begging and heaping of praise. ;) I don't do booties but I adding my plea. Please Fleegle, you must post this pattern. They are soo cute.

miyamojo said...

Saya is very lucky! I don't do booties either, but would dust off the dpn just to make something you made! :)
I like that Cheeto looks like he's ready to get on with that sleeve - very motivated - he must like it there!