Sunday, July 20, 2008

Booty Call!

Now this first pair have happily arrived safely in Wyandotte, I can show you them! The pattern is easy to follow, adapt and memorise! They appear in Ravelry twice, almost identical patterns, one is Jane's Baby Booties, the other is Christine's Stay On Baby Booties. Such an easy knit I'm knitting up a couple of pairs with left-over sock wool. The yarn for these is Posh Emily, I think the colourway was Chortle, but I'm not certain, everytime I cast on socks for me with this yarn it pooled more than I could stand, not a problem with booties, and being a squooshy blend of wool, angora and cashmere, just perfect for baby tootsies!



Here we have Clare, modelling a fabulous Finished Object made by a lady called Betty Saunders, a member of the Kent Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers!



I'm showing you this fabulous lace stole, well apart from the fact that it is absolutely gorgeous, but Betty spun the yarn and plied with a silk thread, and then knitted it but it started life in my kitchen dyebath! Yep, I dyed the merino, and when I saw this last month at our meeting I had to get some photographs before it found its way to its new home! (It was sold to another member for £38!). I'm slowly gathering a collection of finished objects made with my yarns and fibres, so I'm going to start a Limegreenjelly Gallery group over at Flickr, where people can share their projects!

Special thanks to Clare for modelling, she's got some great new colorways and yarns up in her etsy shop too, I'm lusting after Parakeet at the moment, I just love turquoise, red and black!

9 comments:

Jill said...

Those little booties are spectacular. I must knit them and add them to the box of baby stuff I've knit for people and then decided to put away for myself for later.

Marianne said...

LOVE the booties! Thank you for the links.
What a lovely lace stole, the colours are Gorgeous!

picperfic said...

cute little bootees....and the colour of that shawl is gorgeous, in fact the shawl is gorgeous, but £38, it's criminal!

Kim said...

The booties are indeed beautiful and so very soft -- I'll be sure to post a photo of them on Jamie's wee feet! Also I'm very excited about your Flickr group. I'll make sure to share pics of the scarf I'm knitting out of your Raven yarn!

YowlYY said...

The booties are so lovely... that posh yarn has such brilliant colours, well chosen!
I love the stole, but hey, GBP38?!?!I am sure it doesn't even cover the cost of the unspun material.
Thanks for the comment left about Hugo...he will be missing me and so will Miss Eve, my other half does not even spend a fraction of the time I do with the bunnies on the floor :)

Artis-Anne said...

How sweet are those little booties and I love the colour too.
Great shawl and great to see your dyed roving knitted up too :)

fiberjoy said...

Awww, so cute! Just the thing to knit for the grandson. :-)

zrinka said...

Your baby booties are lovely!!
I like them very very much!!!

Anki said...

I love the lace stole and the booties are so cute!
So have you checked out www.postcrossing.com yet? I've joined! If you do you'll perhaps end up with a postcard from me :)