Whew! That took longer than I expected. But look at this wee little bit of cuteness!
I used size 0 needles, and as I was knitting these little booties, I was thinking, gee, I really don't like these small needles. Then I'd knit a bit more and decide they were okay, then I'd have to knit two together for the eyelets, and decide that I didn't like these little needles again. But when I made the second bootie, the smallish needles didn't bother me at all. And fortunately, this pattern was immediately memorizable. I could make these things all day long now, 'cept they're so small, I'm going to have to use them as Christmas ornaments. My bud Arleta made some on number 2 needles, but they don't seem that much bigger. But I'm pretty sure I could enlarge them, and I do think a cuteness alert needs to be issued. These things will blindside you with their wee-ness.
No other knitting news! Today was a very busy one, what with helping a friend put stuff out for a big yard sale. We were filling the tables with baby clothes, and I have to say, we both choked up when we were laying them all out. It doesn't seem that long ago that our kids were wearing these little outfits, and they're so small! I'm talking the outfits, of course, not the kids, who are now up to our shoulders. After that, we took the littlest babes (nearly three years old now) to a farm, for our local Way-To-Grow group. Then nap time, then chime choir, then more yard sale putting out, then to a katsina doll openhouse that our older kids had made in art class, then off for pizza. Home to eat, then to study for a region's test that we didn't know was coming up tomorrow. Yikes, I'm getting tired all over again! 'Course, it didn't help that the baby (is 3 yrs old a baby?) kept me up until 3:00 a.m., as she kept having some recurring nightmare. I don't know what it was about, just involved much yelling and reassurance that I was still sleeping (?) on the floor next to the crib. *sigh* I need some summer knitting ideas. (Nice segue, ay?) Anyone have anything in mind? The wool socks I'm working on were really too hot to handle today. =) Yay Summer!
One more pic. Too cute.
It's beginning to look a lot like....
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