Friday, June 29, 2007

The Great Baby Bootie Caper

I was wasting time one evening browsing different sites when I came across this:

After posting about it on and getting many suggestions on how these were knit, I came up with the above.

I ended up knitting it like a sock from the leg to the toes. I used short rows for the heel and decided not to do the yo eyelets. Instead, I incorporated some intarsia stitches to create the toe triangle. I would now vote against intarsia and for duplicate stitch instead! What a mess.

I am still not completely satisfied with the result. The major complaint I have is that it does not seem like it would stay on a baby's foot. We'll see.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

She quilts, too!

So this is my fist official attempt at quilting. I decided to make a traditional scrap square pattern with non-traditional circles tossed randomly throughout. Guess what I found out? Even when appliqued, circles are a pain in the butt.

It's still in the quilting stage, but you can see how the pieces fit together and such. We'll see.