Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pirate treature

"Professor, what's another word for pirate treasure?"
"Well I think it's booty" "booty" "booty that's what it is"

I'm BA-ACK! I am most certainly refreshed and mosquito bitten, though I managed to avoid the sunburn (some thanks in part to inclement weather). Why is it that despite poor weather, allergy attacks and swarms of ferocious mosquitoes, I still managed to have a fantastic time? Maybe it's this:

***TIP*** Whilst cottaging, one can still appear fashionable despite lack of shower facilities and cosmetics, by simply donning enormous sunglasses. (Found these at a thrift store for 99 cents - take that Queen St. West!)

Lots of vacation knitting news to report, but I'll narrow this post down to a single FO.


Yarn: Berroco Suede
in colour 3714 Hopalong Cassidy and Marks & Kattens "Teddy" in 538

Needles: Addi Turbo lace and Denise Interchangeable

Notes / Modifications: I initially knit the larger size and didn't like the way it looked. The leg of the bootie seemed far too large. I started again in the smaller size, and though I still found the leg wide, overall it was much better. (I know babies have "cankles", but it was esthetically displeasing, okay!) Also - I opted not to knit the sole in a different colour - what's the point, really?

The pattern is super cute and very quick and easy. I like the look of the "suede" yarn knitted, but I wouldn't buy it again. Firstly, ribbon yarn sucks ass. It twists and splits and I just plain don't like it. Second, it's expensive. I don't mind spending money on a really great yarn, but this stuff is 100% nylon novelty yarn. I can't imagine knitting a whole garment out of it (although my favourite pattern in the latest Knitty is made from the same yarn!).

Gratuitous baby pics!


Diane said...

very cute...reminds me of "baby Uggs"

Reckless Glue said...

lookin' good --lady, baby and booties! And speaking of being on the same page lately, we appear to rocking a similar hair cut lately too. how weird is that? It looks better on you tho ;)

Juls said...

so cute! I hear you on the price factor for this suede yarn...end result looks great on your adorable model!