Thursday, October 16, 2014

Yarn Along: Toasty Toesies

 I haven't done much in the way of knitting lately. I've been doing some sewing but since that doesn't come under the category of "yarn", it will have to wait for another post. :)

Miss Moppet needed some booties that fit and wouldn't come off her feet. I made these from superwash wool and added ties. They stay on! The pattern is very easy. If you want to knit some booties and don't want to use double-pointed needles, these are perfect. You just have an easy seam when you're done.

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Because I can't leave a pattern alone, I decided to try altering the pattern to do it in stockinette instead of garter stitch, and to do the cuff in 2x2 ribbing instead of garter stitch. I made the same size as the ones above (12 months) but out of thinner yarn so they're a bit smaller. That's why there's no modelling photo. I'll sell them in the shop (as soon as I make the other one). The designer of this pattern states that it is fine to sell items made from the pattern as long as they're credited. 

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Below is the book I got for my birthday from two of the children. They know me so well! I've watched every single episode of Air Crash Investigation on Yout*be while knitting. It's a great book. Very much textbooky. 

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The next few books I picked up at the thrift store when I went on my birthday. The first is rather sappy, but I tend to collect vintage nursing fiction, so I snagged it. 

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These I enjoyed thoroughly! I love Garrison Keillor's books. And two in one visit! Hardback!

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I have others of Noel Streatfeild's books and since I collect vintage children's fiction I hopped on this instantly. I haven't gotten a chance to read it yet but I'll do it soon.

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6 comments:

  1. that's a lot of lovely knitting! what cute booties!!! so glad! and what neat books and how thoughtful, that book! textbooky is OK! :)

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  2. My mother was knitting similar booties for a friend's grandaughter and thought it would be fun to make a pair for an adult with the same pattern. They look ridiculous on me, yes, but nothing else manages to warm my ice-cold feet in bed during the winter. And she made them spacey, so they let the feet rest, unlike regular socks. Try it on a cold-foot "lab rat" and see if it's worth making some adult-sized for the store!

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  3. What, no Cherry Ames?! There's no finer vintage nursing fiction.

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    1. Oh, fear not; I've got lots of Cherry Ames. :D This is just one I happened to find at the thrift store.

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