i've been feeling pretty cranky and uninsipred lately, but that hasn't stopped me from cranking out the stitches.
so, you'll recall the garter stitch cloche i made awhile ago (just scroll down a bit) for my mom's coworker's grandbaby-on-the-way...well, i had left over yarn, so...
the one hour baby booties from stitch n bitch nation. the yarn is my leftover bernant cottontots in little boy blue, held double throughout. the buttons have little blue teddy bears, but i couldn't get a decent close up with my damn camera. but trust me, they're cute.
here's another picture of them, with the hat this time:
and then there's luke's vest. i'm actually reall surprised that i've been so almost-monogamous with this project. the whole reason why i started so early (this is a CHRISTMAS present, here, people!) is because i thought i would avoid working on it like the plague. don't get me wrong, i think it's adorable, but it's sportweight acrylic on size 2 needles. and intarsia. and i had to do a lot of math to alter the pattern i'm using "as a loose guideline." but i'm pretty proud of myself for not shoving it in a corner until december. oh, but the sick irony is, i didn't want to shell out all the money to buy the book that has the origional pattern i was inspired by because it was like $20 and i didn't care much for the other pattern, so i figured, "i'm not scared of math! i can make my own charts! screw the book that has it all layed out neatly for me!" ........well, now knitpicks has to book for $10. of course.
but no matter. i've gotten thus far on my own:
back done? check! left front? check! right front? almost...
oh, and for kellen's storm socks? well, they're turning out to be a teeeeny bit too loose (i should have worked about 4 fewer stitches...my insufficient swatching lied) and it's really annoying me. still, i'm working on the heel flap. . . will i frog the whole thing? will i push on, knowing that my boy will appreciate loose socks anyway? your guess is as good as mine.