a dillydallyknitter: First FOs of 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

First FOs of 2008

Last night I finished up my first FOs of 2008. They're for my cousin's baby to be born at the end of this month.



Saartje's Booties
and the Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono from Mason Dixon Knitting

Yarn: Trendsetter Yarn's Scoubi Du 50% cotton, 50% acrylic

Kimono
Started: 30 December
Finished: 1-Jan (seamed and buttoned yesterday)
Modifications: I added an inch to the body.


Booties
Started: 2-Jan
Finished: 5-Jan
Modifications: I made a mistake on the first bootie and left out two rows. After completing the second bootie correctly, I deciscovered that I liked the smaller version better (probably because scoubi du is a worsted weight vs. fingering weight used in the original pattern) the than the and made a third one with the same -2 rows.

Other than that, I'm spending a lazy January blah Sunday afternoon fighting a cold, and doing a little knitting, napping and television viewing.

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27 Comments:

At 2:17 PM, Blogger Kaitie Tee said...

Too cute - what a wonderful gift for a new baby!

 
At 2:53 PM, Blogger *Michelle* said...

Adorable!!! What a great pairing. That yarn is so much fun, too. :)

 
At 3:01 PM, Blogger Paul said...

Those are the CUTEST baby gifts I have ever seen. You have great talent!

 
At 3:02 PM, Blogger andersonjoy said...

The above comment was mine, somehow my husband was logged in and I didn't know it. :)

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger Bezzie said...

Does baby get the book too? I love your literary-baby theme books. (I'm remembering the Beatrix Potter theme from last time).

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger Marisol said...

Simply adorable! I think I may have to make a couple of these sets for folks that are having baby girls this year:)

I have been really wanting to make some saarte booties for some time and what better opportunity:)

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

Those are the cutiest!! Hope you are feeling better!

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

Very cute! An adorable FO to start the year!

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger bmom said...

I love those -- especially those booties! Lucky baby.

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger Beverly said...

Those are so cute! I have to make some for my new niece. I think there's a trip to Michael's in my future.

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Absolutely adorable!! Love the set, especially the booties!!

Hope you are feeling better...rest up!

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

I hope you feel better soon! The booties and kimono are so cute! I love how you added length to the body of the kimono. That bugged me a bit when I made mine. Seemed too short but I don't know babies so who am I to judge?

 
At 5:06 AM, Blogger Virtuous said...

So adorable in that yarn!!

Yeah I am not big on the booties, they don't seem practical but they are stinkin' cute!!

 
At 5:36 AM, Blogger Soo said...

Sooooooo cute. Every time I see those booties I want to knit some. Sadly I can't find the pattern in my size! :)

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger weezalana said...

Those are just TOO cute!

Hope you feel better soon!

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger sgeddes said...

What a beautiful little set! I love that bootie pattern. It will make a wonderful gift.

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Chrissy said...

What a cute set!

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger Karen said...

So sweet!!! I always love to see baby knits.

 
At 8:19 AM, Blogger Stefaneener said...

Lucky baby! Sorry about your cold -- it's nasty this time of year. If you really really need a spinning fix, there's an Ashford for sale relatively cheap at the new yarn store on Piedmont, and you can come and use my Lendrum if you don't mind the screaming circus. . .

 
At 8:10 PM, Blogger KnitPastis said...

Oh man, now I REALLY want to make one of these kimonos! They pair so well with the booties. Too cute. All of it.

 
At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Emilee said...

That's so cute!

 
At 8:30 AM, Blogger Eric & Tony said...

Too cute!

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger Stacie said...

aaawwwwww! those turned out awesome!

 
At 9:23 AM, Blogger Batty said...

Wow, those are incredibly cute!

 
At 11:43 PM, Blogger Em said...

Those are sooooo sweet! Just precious! :)

 
At 11:53 PM, Blogger Carolyn said...

How cute are those booties?? Makes me wish I knew someone who was having a baby just so I could knit some ;)

 
At 8:15 AM, Blogger Celestia33 said...

What a beautiful gift! They should be framed in a shadow box and hung on the wall. Truly art at it's finest!

 

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