Monday, April 12, 2010

Helena sweater and Mary Jane booties

Finally finished this sweater and booties to match. The sweater took me longer than I thought it would take. I knit the 12 month size, but since I was using smaller yarn and needles, it came out about 3 month size, which is what I was going for. The only thing I am not happy about is that the hem rolls a bit. If I had had more time, I would have fixed it, but I was in a hurry. It's a relief to have it done. The booties were a pleasant surprise. Only took me about one hour of knitting each, if that.
I'm wondering what I should start next, but I have two WIPs (work in progress) that are nagging at me. They're both doilies, and I'm not in a very doily mood. I may put them off 'til the 2010 WIP Cup (finish your WIPs during the 2010 World Cup). I also have a number of WIPs that are called BOOKS I've signed contracts to WRITE. All work and no play......
I'm tired and hungry.


MommyCha said...

Those booties are just gorgeous!! How long until you think I can make something like that?? ^^
Seriously, wait until you see my washcloth. I don't know what I did wrong, but man, it is UGLY!! >.<

Sarah said...

The booties aren't too hard, but I recommend learning the basics first: knit stitch, purl stitch, casting off, and binding off. Then you can attempt these. I'll help you out.
Hey, don't worry. Everyone's first washcloth/scarf is full of holes and uneven edges. :)

Mama Seoul said...

My wash cloth looked like that as well. Then I made hats, knit dresses and booties, not perfect, but wearable!

Here's the hat I made after the holey wash cloth: