more small things

same bootee pattern as here.  easily memorized, super portable, and addictive is what i dub these ones. i made up the hats.

mix of 2 ply spindle spun handspun and snapdragon sport – raveled here
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pink/purple handspun singles, spindle spun – raveled here
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blue green addabootees made out of my hand dyed chard light and snapdragon sport – raveled here
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i might keep one more set or the just bootees for my wee babe and the rest will be baby gifts for the next round of winter babies.

fogt baby wrap

wee sweaters. the pattern is heading to the test knitters shortly.
stripey fogt baby wrap
sport weight yarn. big buttons.  i love them.
yellow fogt baby wrap
two down, one to go. i need to finish this soon so i can distribute them… especially to that one person who has already had her baby.  running a bit late on that, but in my defense, the baby was running a bit early.

stripey on ravelry here. yellow on ravelry there.

have a very merry christmas!

handspun addabootees and hat

so… we are having a small project knit along over in the due in april group on ravlery and these are my first finished knit. it took me a couple of bootees to figure out the sizing, but these are down sized Elizabeth Zimmermann addabootees, using size 4 needles with sportish weight yarn, but also made a bit shorter.
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aren’t they so flipping adorable? i can’t get over them. on ravelry here.
a completely enjoyable knit. this new babe in my belly will only be wearing them for 2 months at most, but still. how could you not knit these? having only had a summer baby i really missed out on all the little little things, knitwise.
ez addabootees
these are made from some handspun singles i’ve had lying around for a long while. i had enough handspun left to make a wee hat too (here on rav). and although i am notoriously not matchy matchy, i guess these might be okay since one is on his head and one is on his feet. now i’m thinking of tiny projects that i can make with other small amounts of handspun… and pondering making more pairs of bootees.
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Pacific Tomten

I finally finished this one! There really was no need until it actually fit him, which is now.

The handspun yarn is an early falkland fiber club colorway and the dark brown is some recycled sweater wool that I’ve used in a gazillion projects.  Most useful color ever.
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Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Tomten Pattern
pacific tomten
pacific tomten
Love that hood! Unfortunately he does not. hee hee.
pacific tomten
pacific tomten

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August Vest

this is the next pattern that i am working on… and this shawl because i can’t seem to stick to one pattern at a time ;)
august vest
i just made M a 2T size with some extra length
august vest
so i have questions for you. first, how old of a boy would you put one of these on? i was thinking about only going up to 4T, but if any of you think someone larger would wear it, i can go bigger.

next, what do you think of a dress version? with some fun triangular shortrow inserts? i guess that would be a different pattern, but sounds fun to me…
august vest