Sunday, November 19, 2006

Baby shower recap

It was a lovely time. Wonderful food, dancing, lots of fun. One problem, the guest (s) of honor were unable to come. One was in labor and one was being born. ;^)

Jacob Daniel 5lbs 1 oz, 19" long, 8:54 pm

Happy and healthy boy and mom.

I guess she will get to open presents later. Those who came to the shower opened presents for her and re-wrapped.

The pattern for the felted booties I downloaded from the Winter 2006 issue of Interweave Knits. The bear pattern is from Knitty.

I finished the hat Saturday morning before the shower. I made up the pattern myself. I used size 5 needles and Patons Merino wool. I cast on 72 stitches and knit 1 inch of 2x2 ribbing. I then knit stockinette until the piece measured 3". To decrease I knit 10 stitches and then knit two together and repeat until the end of the row (6 stitches decreased). Next row knit. Decrease 6 stitches every other row until 6 stitches remain. Cut yarn and take string and thread through remaining stitches and pull tight. I made a small tassel and added it to the top.


Anonymous said...

The little booties are just so cute I can hardly stand it! :)


angie said...

you rock! love'em!