Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Bootie Call!

But first, the finished February Baby Sweater from Knitter's Almanac:

Yarn: Misti Baby Alpaca Worsted in "Tangerine", less than 3 skeins
Needles: size 7
Aim to fit baby 5 months old. (looked at sizings on my Debbie Bliss Baby Books for reference, and also crossed my fingers real hard)

What I wish I knew first...E.Z. mentions button holes after the yoke section is finished (sweater is knit top down). I looked at that wee itty bitty picture on the cover, and that black and white pic on pg. 16, and what do I see: there are buttons on the yoke. I had to frog. I was unhappy. I know, I should've studied more carefully. But, I figure, I learned my lesson.

I'm happy with how the seam and armpit section turned out (no bulk).

The button holes were a bit loose, so I reinforced them by slip stitch crochetting around the holes. (yes, it's a button hole, not a belly button....) I also single crochetted around the entire sweater, including the sleeve openings.

I also finished 2 pairs of bootees from 50 Baby Booties to Knit. These are my (and the mom's) fave. Yarn used is Dale Baby Ull (machine washable):

I seamed these guys up too. They're a bit bigger. Yarn is Pear Tree Alpaca.

A HUGE THANK YOU for all of you who gave nice comments about my bf's yarn shopping. He was very excited and happy, and is looking forward to the next time he gets to buy yarn for me. Thanks again all!!!!!


  1. the sweater looks amazing - i LOVE the color you picked is beautiful.

    one day i'll knit this...and i appreciate your advice on the button holes (I'm confused as to why the button hole instructions werent included in the pattern part for the yoke).

  2. I came from Zimmermania - Great job on the BSJ and on the booties. Too cute!

  3. I just finished my February Baby Sweater too. I did the same thing with the button holes, but opted to just leave them off the yoke rather than frogging. Next time I make this sweater, I'll be sure to include them.

  4. Your baby things are just too lovely! I loke the grey and red one a lot and the others are so cute! I see this EZ baby sweater a lot lately, in so many colors and it's adorable!

  5. You did a great job on the sweater. Beautiful color. Those denim booties are my favorite, too. Very cute... perfect in fact with the details!! The light blue ones are beautiful too, but I guess I'm partial to real boy looking things with having 3 boys myself!

    happy knitting :)

  6. The sweater is beautiful! I forgot the buttonholes the first time too - so frustrating.

  7. i LOVE your feb sweater! misti alpaca makes great colors - such an awesome yarn choice!

    ps - have you thought about joining the NYC knitters' ring?

  8. This sweater is so absolutely amazing! Really, this must be one of the most beautiful patterns that I've seen for long, and you knit it up so perfectly with this gorgeous colourway - really yummy, fantastic work!
    And the baby booties are so cute too - you've been so productive lately, that's very inspiring indeed!

  9. I love your baby sweater! I just finished one with orange in it as well - I liked it so much more than the typical pink/blue/yellow.