Saturday, April 11, 2009

Oh. My.

I just sat down and spent a little time with the new VK. I know it's been out for a little while, but sometimes my desk gets the better of me.

These stockings took my breath away! Kudos to Mari Muinonen for this beautiful design. Can you imagine the look on the face on the lucky groom?

They are pictured in Shepherd Sock, 0ns Natural but doing them in black or a great red would be smashing too.

And, I can't tell you how tickled I was to see Pearl featured in the Luxury for Less section. I know it's about the pattern and not the dog, but I feel like a proud parent right now. Silly? You bet.

Besides my beautiful 8-year old Great Dane, the photo shows our I-Cord Boogie pattern. Booties are pretty much my go-to last minute shower gift. But booties can be tricky for parents.

Too often those little feet start kicking and one bootie is lost forever. My husband has the same issue with his mittens. I’ve fixed his problem by connecting them with i-cord and figured that the same solution would work just as well for the baby booties. I picked Shepherd Sport, a superwash yarn since the i-cord will be traveling up the legs and next to the diaper. Now the kiddies can dance the night away with no fear of losing one of these hand knit beauties.

Even better, you can get two pair out of one skein of yarn.


Angela said...

Oh that is a pretty pattern. It's not that often that I knit solid color socks, but I would totally try it out on those!

JelliDonut said...

We were ooowing and awwwing those stocking today at work. You could sure get yourself some nice stuff wearing these!

Anonymous said...

Those booties are brilliant! My little one (now 17) lost a bootie on her very first trip out of the house.