Thursday, February 28, 2008

Carrie's February Progress

Here was my list for February:
  • Two baby socks for the Baby Sock Advent Calendar / Family / Holiday season / December 1st
  • Bonnet and booties / friend's baby due in March / Baby due date / March ??
  • Golf club cover / Mom / Birthday / late March
    (ultimately will be a full set but for this goal it's just one to determine if it fits properly!)
  • Felted Yoga Mat Bag / MIL / Birthday / late March
So far I'm running a consistent 50% done, 50% rollover rate! I'm not sure if that's good or bad! At least something is done, I suppose.

Let's see.. some FOs. Here are my advent calendar socks for this installment:

I'm not at all sure about them, to be honest. The lacey one is larger than the others, although that may not be a bad thing. But I also ran out of the green scraps I was using for it so the heel is ridiculously squashed. It's not to be worn so no big deal there, but I do think it looks sorta funny.

The other sock uses yet more stashed leftovers and I'm concerned that the green there is too dark. But maybe not. I think I'll have to make a few extra as the year goes on and just pick the best ones when it comes time to display!

On a more positive note, I did finish the baby gift. I'm so happy with it!

The bonnet is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts and the booties are Saartje's bootees. The booties used STR mediumweight in Bunny Foo Foo (pink and brown) and the bonnet used Cotton Ease in some brown color and pink Tahki Torino (superwash merino) for the ties. They are both super tiny so I hope they actually fit!

And... that would be all from my list! Doh! The golf club cover is up next for me, the yoga bag may in fact be shunted off to Christmas. Depends on how well I'm prioritizing my knitting in March! Lots of other things on the go as well and running out of time for an April baby due date.

Two other things I just wanted to mention. I checked my January list and seems I had some rollovers I managed to neglect to roll over! I did finish one of them: socks for my mom. These were originally going to be a birthday present but then she requested the golf club thingies, so I finished them in time for Valentine's Day instead! I'm very pleased:

This is the Sweetheart Socks pattern from Interweave Knits Holiday 2007. The yarn is Tofutsies, can't remember the colorway. Love the hearts:

So, that went over well and I suppose it counts as an FO! I don't know why I didn't write it down for the February list.

I also made something for Valentine's that was a spur of the moment thing. Not on the list but thought I'd share anyway! A kitty cat for my kiddo:

It's the Wee Wonderfuls pattern called Pointy Kitty. This is the second one I've made so this one only took one night, hurrah! My boy loves it :)

And I love the heart :)

I think I may try and be more sensible for my March list, but somehow, I doubt it will happen. Thanks for all the inspiration to keep it up!


Sasha said...

What fabulous knitted goodies you've created! The little advent socks are great - don't worry about the "imperfections" you can see, no one else will notice! I think they look marvellous :) Love the kitty too, and those excellent pink socks! Great work!

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh I love the kittie, that is too cute!! Love the socks and your advent socks don't look bad at all! Love the baby itmes, those little shoes are just so adorable! Great job!