Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yarn Along

Warning: there is a level of adorable in this picture that might be disturbing to some viewers. 
That wee little bootie can't possibly fit a real foot, could it?  I mean I have two babies but they weren't really that small.  Were they?  I felt the same way opening that first pack of newborn diapers too. 
Anyway, since I took the picture last night I moved the buttons closer to the toe of the bootie so that straps would fit better and dealt with all those tails.  This pattern produces an insane number of tails but most of them are useful so that's a plus.  The sweater buttons are waiting to see which side they need to be sewn on (I'll be leaving yarn and a needle out for Fava while we're in the hospital :) 
Next up will be the other wee little bootie.  Then a pair of pink and purple to go with the other sweater and if I can get to Michael's before the coupon expires I'll get a set of small double point needles for a pink and/or purple hat too.  With 3(!!!) weeks to go I can totally pull that off.  And cast on a simple something that wont require much brain power for after the kidlet makes an entrance. 

As for reading I'm still enjoying Sherlock Holmes.  Did you see there is another new Watson/Holmes show coming out in the fall?  Maybe I'm just overly aware because I'm reading it but it seems like there are a ton of versions coming out right now.  I figured out this week that they'll make good reading while nursing - short installments, language that makes you feel smart, and the nook is ideal for one handed reading :)  And there are still about 1000 pages left between the two volumes I have. 
I'm also reading Style, Sex, and Substance edited by Hallie Lord.  A very sweet friend lent it to me and I am really enjoying it.  I'm not very far into it to say much but I could totally have written Hallie Lord's chapter about finding balance between style and modesty (yeah, trying to become invisible through her style -or lack thereof- that was totally me.  And I would still hid in my clothes most of the time if left to my own devices.)  But I can also totally agree with her statement that dressing nicely just feels better.  Schlepy clothes lead to a schlepy attitude.  I can't wait to see what the other contributors have to say on the other topics. 

And now I'm off to link up with Ginny.  And check out what else is going on 'round the blogs.  And cast on that other stinkin' cute bootie.  Happy Yarn Along! 

14 comments:

Conservative Knit Mom said...

Oh that bootie is adorable. We just watched Sherlock Holmes this past weekend-I really enjoyed it. I have heard lots of good things about Style, Sex, and Substance. But never could relate it to me- until now. I will have to look harder for that book. Happy knitting!

Tracey said...

Oh dear, I guess it's a good thing I am past the baby stage or I would really be in trouble, those booties are so sweet looking.
It is hard to believe that babies really are that small.
I haven't read the book you are reading , but I do have to agree that how you dress affects how you feel and act. I know when I take the time in the morning with my appearence I feel better. When I just pull anything on without a care, I usually feel just blah! I guess that is something I need to remember.

Alisa said...

all your baby knits are adorable!!! what an exciting time for you!!! And I agree baby booties are always sooooo sweet!

embracingitall said...

Booties get me every time! Your baby outfit is looking super cute. One of my good friends had a baby last week and I have to say, seeing little baby things and babies always makes me clucky! I like the sound of your book, must look it up. I agree about dressing nicely and feeling better about yourself. Jacinta

Jen said...

The baby knits are so precious!! My little one was 5lbs. I can't imagine her fitting anything that tiny! How fast one forgets!

A Faithful Journey said...

You were right...ADORABLE!! :)

swanski said...

It amazes me that babies are small enough to wear wee little booties like yours! Lovely ensemble for a new baby!!!

Jen said...

I, too, am looking forward to the Sherlock/Watson show. There's not a lot I watch regularly on TV.

Loved the warning. I love me some baby cuteness. ;-)

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

Your booties are wonderful! Not too small at all! Great knitting... I am super excited for the new Sherlock too!

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Oh my everything is just so cute and so tiny. You are right hard to believe they are ever that small.

Happy knitting!

Mama Gone Green said...

What sweet knits!

Kathy said...

Beautiful baby knits! Those booties are simply adorable.

A friend of mine was just telling be about the Sherlock Holmes thing the other day -- I'm looking forward to checking it out!

Hallie @ Betty Beguiles said...

Hi Kate!

I'm tickled pink that you're enjoying the book. Thank you so much for your sweet words!

Have a lovely weekend!
Hallie

Clare said...

Make it easy on yourself and put the buttons on whatever way is easier for YOU to work them. The baby doesn't mind either side.

And MAGIC LOOP the hat (join me on the dark side)!