This has been a great week for knitting. I finished the cardigan, ordered a set of knitting needles, and even managed to squeeze in another little project to boot!
Of course, with my luck the way it is, the cardigan came out too small for Lilbit; it would fit snugly, but the neck won’t go over her head. No worries — I’ve enough wool to do it again in a slightly larger size. Which leaves me with the usual conundrum — what do I do with the too small piece?! In this case, the booties gave me the answer. You see, we’re friends with our estate agent. I know, I know, that’s an impossibility because they’re all soulless demons. But ours is a really nice guy with an adorable smaller-than-Lilbit daughter, and another kiddo on the way. Which means hey, when we see him next, there’s a little something for both kiddos! And we do need to see him sooner or later, because we want to take stock of our mortgage situation and determine how soon we’ll be able to afford to move to the village where my in-laws live. Anyhoos, the booties!
I’m quite happy with how these came out, and how I managed to follow the pattern without having a nervous breakdown. This was the first time I encountered the infamous ‘knit one, purl one’ in the same row, and the following row was the opposite. That’s how that adorable ribbing pattern for the top of the bootie is formed.
Now I’m at the conundrum point — what project to do next? The next one in the book is a little colourwork sweater for a small person, but my new needles haven’t arrived yet (so I don’t have all the sizes I’ll need). I’ve got a magazine floating around, and the internet as well, so I can probably find something to do. Or perhaps I’ll pick up my crochet — winter is coming, after all, and it would be nice to finish one of my blankets (though now I’ve got a spare fleece for my lap, which makes this slightly less pertinent). I’ll figure it out, if only so I know what I’ll be working on next time I’m at Stitch ‘n Bitch!
I hope the weekend is treating everyone well.