Thanks for the response on the sweater–I do like it quite a bit, and it’s definitely going to become part of my wardrobe, I just think there’s some room for improvement in my future sweater knitting endeavors.
I moved on to something completely different yesterday–my dear stickyfingers said that she had a sweater kit that she didn’t want, and she would be happy to trade it with me for some handknits for her incoming babeh.
Of course I said hell yes. And then I learned that babyknits=instant gratification. Like, instant instant. Like, in four hours I went from a few grams of Koigu scraps to these:
So cute. And perfect for a spring/early summer baby. Look how cute the yarn striped up on the soles:
All I can think when I look at these is how cute the feet are going to be that go into them. They will be so tiny. And adorable.
I took a look at another bootie pattern, one that happens to be very popular, but… man. There are ends and seams everywhere. That doesn’t strike me as particularly comfortable for the baby. Plus, annoying to make. So I think I might try to reconstruct their shape in a seamless form. We’ll see how that goes.
(These are here on Ravelry.)