January 15, 2008

An Itty-Bitty Diversion

Saartje's Booties by Saartje de Bruijn
knitted in Lang Jawoll Aktion
Ravelers see them here.

I was in serious need of a diversion yesterday. I just wasn't in the mood to start my second mitten. So instead I knitted a test bootie from Saartje de Bruijn's adorable pattern. And I loved the pattern so much that I got a jump start on my baby knitting for this spring. One pair down...

 My test bootie (I always do that for some reason?) was knitted in Paton's Classic Wool on US size 3's, and was really cute, but would rather fit a 6 to 9 month old. And I love Adrian's version of the booties, knitted in her own whacked out gorgeous yarn, so I dug around and found some Lang Jawoll Aktion sock yarn that would certainly never be used for socks! It's no Hello Yarn, but I like the colorway none the less. (... doubled up... not interested in a "faux isle" bootie!)

 I'm ready to hit the sticks again and finish my second Norwegian now. Sometimes I've got to walk away from a knit to regroup and want to finish it. I could certainly plow on through, but who wants to "plow through" a great knit? When I get in that mode I make mistakes. So today is about making definite progress on my mitten so I can get those bad girls blocked!

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