Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I'm a happy knitter these days as I have only a few more gifts to make.  I'm still sewing up seams and nipping strings and blocking my completed gifts but I hope to post most of them this Friday.

My WIP for today is the Baktus Scarf for my Aunt which I've done in Lion Brand Amazing.  The colorway is Olive Medley and I'm loving the way this is turning out.  It looks like I'll be using just over a skein (147 yards) for this. 

I actually started a set of fingerless gloves last night for another family member but there isn't enough of them to show really.

I took a day break from gift knitting to make these.  I was going through some of my stash and found a small ball of pink yarn.  There was so little of it that I started to toss it but that stash-hoarding voice inside my head said.. "No.  Make a baby hat".  I started the hat then took it down and did these booties.  Now, I have no idea who they are going to but man did I need that time away from my gifts !

The pattern is Baby Booties by Michelle of Ooo Baby Knits.  An easy-peasy pattern that can be made in less than a day.  I modified them a bit.  The pattern calls for more garter starting at about the ankle but I only did the garter stitch on the bottom.

The yarn is Bernat is Baby Softee in Pink Marl.  I used a size 2 needle. 

Well.  I'm off to visit blogs.  Enjoy Your Day !


autumngeisha said...

Love how your Baktus Scarf is knitting up with Amazing. The colors are so earthy and gorgeous. I made a cowl with that yarn in the past and loved how the colors transitioned together. You are lucky to almost be done with the gift knitting! The baby booties are so sweet.

Dee said...

I love that color on the Baktus Scarf. Someone is going to get a very nice scarf.

Kelly Ramstack said...

Last year I knit a toddler dress in the Amazing yarn. Isn't it fun to knit with? I love the color variations and it almost has a hand-spun feel to it.

elns said...

I love the color way of the Baktus Scarf! Really pretty. I am glad to know, I'm not the only one with a "stash hoarding voice", ha!