Bootie Call III: Hat Trick

I’ve finished the third part of the Newborn Set, the little cap with ear flaps. I still need to do the crochet edging and make the little pom-poms to go on the end of the shoelaces, the top of the cap and the ends of the hat-strings. This seems like the perfect excuse to go to my LYS and get those new teeny-tiny Clover pom-pom makers. That would complete my trilogy set of three…..

Bootie Call II: The Rebootening

Suss Newborn Set BootiesAfter about a million abortive starts, I finished one of the Newborn Set booties yesterday, and I finished the second today. It’s hard to believe actual human feet could ever fit in these.

I feel a little guilty starting a new project before finishing all my other projects, but I’m so excited about the new baby! Mmmmm… that new baby smell….

Bootie Call

Because it’s “Stitch or Cut Floss” March, I called up one of my BFF’s from high school yesterday because we hadn’t talked for a while and she had been trying to get in touch with me. Well, I found out why she was trying to get in touch with me–she’s
expecting a baby in mid-April! For a variety of reasons–they were
waiting until the second trimester to tell people, I had fallen off the
face of the earth for a few months–I am just finding out now.Suss Newborn Set Kit

I’ve decided to set aside all my guilt feelings for now and concentrate on the important issue: what will I make for the new baby? I’ve chosen this vintage-looking booties and hat kit from Suss Knits in part because it seems like HS BFF’s style and also because I actually wrote the pattern for Suss, so I should be able to proof it as I knit along.

See photo at right (pardon the blurry imaging). Isn’t it darling? (and I use that word advisedly…). It’s certainly pom-pomrific. And there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.

High School BFF is going with neutral tones for the baby room and she informs me that the walls of the baby’s room are cream-colored. In my imagination, they match the vanilla/whipped cream color of this yarn (Suss Love) exactly. Way to go, BFF (and Hubby)!