Monday, March 03, 2014

Knit Things On My To-Do-List

I'm in a rut...a knitting rut that is.  I've been casting on and knitting like crazy, but I don't have anything to show for it yet.

I have a new grandson that will 3 weeks old this coming Sunday and I did knit a little blue hat for him and I'd like to knit a sweater for him, too.  I just haven't found the right pattern and the right yarn.  And, my daughter has informed me that my granddaughter is in need of a new sweater from her Nana as well.

In the mean time, I've been looking through patterns and more patterns.  My friend, Joan, of Knitting By The Ocean sent me a link to the cutest little pattern for baby boy booties.  Combat Booties, but they kind of remind me the work boots that my SIL sometimes wears.

Ravelry Linkhttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/combat-booties

I don't mean to be critical, but I found this pattern a little bit confusing.  I certainly wouldn't have any idea how to begin to design or write my own knitting pattern.  I've CO for these booties 3 times, and I think that I finally got it.  I have one bootie almost done and I'm going to CO for the second bootie right away before I forget how I did it.

Knitting these booties has reminded me how much I used to enjoy knitting socks and I haven't knitted any for a long time now.  So...I went looking at patterns.

Here's some patterns on my future to-do list:

Cats Sweet Tomato Heel

http://www.ravelry.com/groups/cats-sweet-tomato-heels


Toe-Up “Faux Heel Flap” Socks for Magic Loop ~ Fingering Weight Yarn ~

http://knitfreedom.com/announcements/fingering-weight-toe-up-heel-flap-sock


I also have a bridal shower coming up and I want to knit this for the future bride.

Bridal Shower Lace Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel
http://wishingiwasknitting.blogspot.com/2009/07/bridal-shower-lace-kitchen-hanging-hand.html


Until later......Happy Knitting!





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