I hope that all of you had a nice New Year's celebration. We went to dinner at our friend's Rose and Marc's house in the city. There were cute kids, yummy food and desserts and funny stories were told. Most of the people there already have kids, so they shared their experiences with us.
I would like to say hi to Harriet and her sister. Harriet told me that she and her sister reads my blog. I was so flattered to hear that. After dinner, Harriet and her fiancé, Bryan, headed to Central Park for a New Year's Eve Midnight Run. (A four-mile run through New York City's Central Park that includes a (non-alcoholic) champagne toast, fireworks, and music to ring in the New Year.) DH and I went home and I passed out at 11pm with the boys. LOL! Definitely not as exciting!
Nope, no baby yet! So, the baby knitting will continue.
Of course, I had to make a pair of the most popular baby booties pattern on the internet. How could I not? They are adorable. I had some leftover yarn from the Easy Baby Cardigan and I made a guess that it would be enough to make the booties. Now, this is what I call a one skein project. A sweater and a pair of booties from one skein of sock yarn!
There was some color pooling so that the booties are not a perfect match. That is the nature of hand dyed yarns, so it didn't bother me.
Pattern: Saartje's Bootees (PDF Link)
Yarn: Duet Sock Yarn in Lavender Delight, leftovers from making the Easy Baby Cardigan
Needles: US 3/3.25mm
Size: the bigger one in the pattern
Mods: For the button holes straps,
Row 29 K21 yo2 k2
Row 30 K2tog BO 24 sts
My MIL made this lap-sized granny square afghan for me 5 years ago. I have been saving it because I didn't want to get it dirty knowing how much time she spent on it. But I think it's perfect for her first grand daughter to use. She has a 10 yr old grandson, so she has been waiting a long time for another grand child.When she gave it to me, she told me that she will never make another granny square afghan again. And I don't blame her at all. I shudder to think of all those little ends that she had to weave in.Look at the cute toys! I bought the Kitty on the left from Shael when I saw it on her blog. The 3 toys on the right is a Organic Cotton Baby Doll Gift Set from Sckoon. A high school friend from home sent it for the baby when she couldn't attend the baby shower.