Friday, 29 June 2007

Scout's Baby Bootee Knitting Pattern

Scout's baby bootee . This knitting pattern was evolved for AJ's (downwithknittygritty) daughter. AJ was my favourite colour swap pal , and I knitted these in cashmere/silk . I used the base of this pattern for the Tiggly Wiggly bootees.

psso : pass slip stitch over .
Work bootees as for Tiggly Wiggly bootees until
row 14 ..............55 sts on needle.
row 15. K
row 16. K1 , *K1b , p1 * to last 2 sts. K1b , K1.
repeat rows 15 and 16 6 times more.
row 29. K 32 , sl 1 , K 1 , psso , turn.
row 30. Sl 1 , K1b, p 1 , K 1b , p1, K1b, p1, K1b, p1 , K1b, p 2 tog , turn,
row 31. Sl 1 , K9, sl1 , K1 , psso, turn
repeat last 2 rows until 35 stitches remain.
Sl 1, K across all stitches on left hand needle.
K 1 row.
K1, * yo , K2 tog * to end.
K 1 row
Repeat rows 15 and 16 7 times in all.
Knit 4 rows.
Cast off.
turn inside out and sew back and foot seams.

Tiggly Wiggly's Baby Bootee Knitting Pattern

When my grand daughter was born I wanted to knit some really cute bootees, the following pattern is what finally evolved . We call baby Lily , Tiggly Wiggly , as she squirms and giggles and can never keep still for a moment.

Materials :
approx 50 gm 4 ply wool.
1 pr size 2 (US ) Needles
1 yard baby ribbon .

Abbreviations :
k ... knit
p.... purl
m1. make stitch by picking up loop between stitches and knitting into the back of it.
sl 1. slip stitch
k 2 tog.. knit 2 stitches together
yo .. yarn over needle
k1 b... Insert needle from front to back at base of stitch of row below,knit this stitch,at the same
dropping stitch above off needle.
** repeat stitches between asterixes.

Cast on 31 sts.
1 . k
2. k
3. k1 , m1, k14 , m1, k1, m1, k14, m1, k1
4. k
5. k2, m1, k14 ,m1, k3, m1, k14, m1, k2
6. k
7. k3, m1, k14, m1, k5, m1, k14, m1, k3
8. k
9. k4, m1, k14, m1, k7, m1, k14 , m1, k4
10. k
11. k5,m1,k14 , m1, k9, m1, k14, m1, k5
12. k
13. k6, m1, k14, m1, k11, m1, k14, m1, k6. ( 55 stitches on needle )
14. k
15. k1 , p1 , * k1, p1b * to last stitch k1.
16. k1, * k1b, p1 * to end.
repeat rows 15 and 16 6 times more.
29. k23, k 2 tog , k2 tog , k1, k 2 tog, k2 tog , k 23
30. k
31. k 21, k2 tog, k2 tog , k1 , k 2 tog, k 2 tog, k 21
32. k
33. k 19 , k 2 tog, k 2 tog, k1 , k 2 tog, k 2 tog, k 19
34 . k
35. k1 , p1 , to last stitch , k1.
36. p1, k1, to last stitch p1.
37. k1 , * yo , k2 tog * to end
38 .p1, k1, to last stitch , k1.
39. k1, p1, to last stitch , k1.
40. k .... mark this row with a pin marker or piece of wool.
41. k
42. k
43. k
44. k1 , * yo , k 2 tog * to end of row
45. p
46 .k

cast off .

Fold top over to right side ( to create a picot edge ) sew cast off loops to marked row ( row 40 ). turn inside out and sew up back seam and foot seam .

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

I had such a surprise today , the postman brought a package from Dotty ( yarn Floozies ) , it contained a whole clutch ? (does anyone know the collective noun for sachets of kool aid ?) of kool aid , I am so thrilled , and tomorrow I will be transforming some white merino wool into some thing brilliant , and poosiblly end up with bright red fingers , ah well, all for the sake of art . The card with the sock in it is the wee tiny sock that Dotty sent to me ( she was my swap pal ) , I didn't know how to post photos when it arrived and so I am posting it now , better late than never Dotty .
I had no idea that she was sending this package and it has brightened my day , we have had almost non stop rain for so many days now , the river which is about a quarter of a mile away had burst it's banks and there is standing water everywhere along the little village lanes .
We have been splashing along today and must have the cleanest wheels on the car ever.
The package that I sent to my monkey 2 sock pal arrived and happily the socks fit her . I am always a bit worried , I suppose I should check my tension , but I never have the patience , I am getting a Hanne Falkenberg kit and I suppose it really will make sense to check my tension for that .

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

I overheard this conversation between two ladies in their fifties I should think :
1st lady ' He asked me to go for a meal with him "
2cnd Lady " No "
1st Lady " Yes , and then he said he hoped I wouldn't mind if he brought his mother ..........

I was by then out of earshot , if , by any chance you were one of the ladies in Church Lane in Boston , I would love to know if it all turned out well .

Here at home we are still busy trying to fill in the hole that was once the pond ,as it was 25 feet , by 14 feet , by 6.5 feet deep it is taking some time , hard work , blistered hands and occassionally a REALLY bad word !! If any one has any ideas what to do with it once it is filled in I would be very grateful , at the moment W is favouring putting gravel over the surface and putting tubs of greenery around . We still have the top pond and the heron has now transferred it'a allegiance there , so I am still having to rush out or knock on the window to frighten it away .