There are going to be some babies born soon to friends and family so I am working on baby gifts.
Pattern: Saartje's Bootees
Yarn: Berroco Suede
Colors: Hopalong Cassidy and Wrangler
These bootees are tiny.
Pattern: Bib O' Love from Mason-Dixon Knitting
Yarn: Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton
Color: Poppy Red
My knitting project in New Mexico was a pair of socks. I chose these socks because the pattern used a few techniques that I haven't learned. Namely, short row heels and toes and a zigzag bind-off. My verdict: loved the short row heels and toes but hated the zigzag bind-off.
Here is what the toe looks like before the bind-off. The short row toe is worked exactly as the short row heel is worked which results in a little toe pocket.
Pattern: Priscilla's Dream Socks
Yarn: Cascade - Fixation
Variations: I used the table in the pattern to recalculate it for a different gauge and chose to kitchener stitch the toe seam.