Aren't they cute? They're big enough to go over a baby's shoes. And baby's shoes are always clean, right?
These Owl Booties were fairly easy. The only tedious part was putting the beads on, and that's just my irritation with threading tiny objects, I think.
I started another project:
The Tied Rectangle Wrap from 60 Quick Knits for Cascade Yarn.
This isn't Cascade (though that is my favorite yarn!) ... it's my own spun yarn. It's hard to tell in this photo, but it's yellow and orange cable-plied Merino.
The Bohus, which needs longer sleeves, has undergone some painful surgery. It required two plastic needles, waste yarn, a size 00 knitting needle, and no cats anywhere near me for an hour.
I found the end of the purple, where the colorwork ended, and tediously unknit the colorwork from the purple. I used the plastic needles and waste yarn to pick up the live threads, and the 00 knitting needle to pick the stitches apart.
Not too difficult, just painstaking. Now I'm going to add a few inches to each sleeve and figure out the best way to re-attach the two ends.
It's almost depressing, how good I've gotten at tinking.
You know what's really sucky about all this? I tried on the Bohus, and it doesn't really suit me. In hindsight, I don't think it would suit anyone with breasts. In the future, I hope to remember that when I see a certain style of sweater modeled on a flat-chested woman ... I need to consider how an actual chest will effect the pattern.
Not even an A cup, am I right?
The top part is a bit snug, but there's plenty of room in the rest of it. I'm going to block the top part, and see if that helps. I do have big-ish shoulders, which affects the fit of most things I knit for myself.
In other news ...
Edgar broke the first Christmas Tree ornament of the year. Even though all the breakable stuff was hung up high.
I fussed at him, but I can't be too mad at him. I think the ornament was taunting him. Look at the expression in his eyes ... he was clearly defending himself.
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