Wednesday, September 8, 2010

WiP Wednesday

Here is what I have in progress at the moment!
I'm finally going to finish these booties so I can give them to Baby Sophie.  I'm really looking forward to finishing this WiP for two reasons:
  1. I don't like having "half-finished" projects hanging around.  They just keep getting pushed to the back of the line for more urgent and exciting projects.  
  2. I started knitting these booties when a friend was pregnant and I didn't know what she was having - hence, putting the project on the back burner!  Well, that friend had a boy and I decided I wouldn't finish them until a little girl came along...and she did!  So now I have the perfect baby girl to finish this project for!
For Sophie's baby shower gift, I'm putting together a few knit projects.  Sophie's mom always admired the knit projects I did for my niece.  She mentioned on more than one occasion that she hoped I would knit something for her baby.  So, I think she will be thrilled with what I'm giving her.

The pattern is Saartje's Bootees on

Here is my progress so far...I think I will add little round 'pearl' buttons to finish them off:

My second WiP is a bolero with a lace edge I'm knitting for my niece, Lucy.  The pattern is by Sirdar. 

You can see a picture of the yarn and a part of my work, so far, in this blog post.  I've knit the back, the two front pieces and am now working on the sleeves.  The needles are quite small so it's taking a while for me to finish this project - especially since I'm working on other projects in between.  

The size I'm making is 1-2.  Since there can be quite a difference in size between a -1 and a 2-year-old, I held up the pieces on her last week and it looks like it's going to be the right size when it's finished.

My third WiP is a lace shawl, Travelling Woman.  It's my first attempt at lace - I had to restart it a few times but I'm on a roll now.  Just need to find the time to work on it!  You can see a picture of it on the right-hand side of my blog under "What I'm WiPping Up".  I have a bit more done than is in that picture and I will post more as I get more done!

That is all I have on my needles right now...but I have more in the queue!  Must. Get. Knitting.


  1. Those baby shoes are ADORABLE! I'm sure your friend will love them.

  2. I love the purple you chose for that shrug :-) and I think Sirdar patterns are great value also :-)

  3. I love the Saartje's Bootees pattern, I don't think I've seen a version of this I didn't like and yours is no exception. I think I need a baby to knit for!

  4. Thanks!

    I'm looking forward to finishing the booties this week! They are so sweet!

    The purple I'm using for the shrug is a great color. My niece looks so good in purple, which is why I chose it! Just have to keep up the motivation to keep knitting all those tiny stitches!

  5. The booties are simply adorable! Thanks for sharing the Ravelry link for those! Congrats to your friend!!!

  6. I love that bootie pattern. I have made several versions of them. Always fun, fast, and easy.

  7. I'll definitely make more of these!