Baby Booties

I wanted to knit something, but I wanted to make sure I would finish it. So, I thought I would knit these one hour baby booties for a baby shower gift.

I had originally done them in a smaller needle size, but my gauge was so tight that they would barely fit my cat’s front paws. I upped the needle size and came out with a pair that works. The pattern is pretty simple. The first time I knit this pattern was when I was teaching someone to knit. The most complicated thing in the pattern is skp, which is pretty much like binding off. Not something to be afraid of.

Pattern: One Hour Baby Booties by Heidi Neurauter from Stitch N’ Bitch Nation
Materials Used:
Paton Cotton Top: Undyed (double stranded)

Stuck Adipose

Update: For those that have asked both here and via email, I don’t have the local copy available right now (machine upgrade, yay!), but I will try.

Update 2: Word is that Mazz is going to be talking to the Beeb soon, so hopefully it will be posted again. 

While the pattern has been taken down at the request of the BBC, I was still able to finish knitting my Adipose. I had saved a copy locally and there is also the google cache page I have linked to below.

This pattern combined many of my worst knitting enemies. Grafting, picking up stitches and embroidering faces. I suck at all three of them.

I’m not overly pleased with the way I knit it, but had I paid attention to the pattern more closely, I think it would have turned out a lot nicer. Still, not bad for a first go.

Pattern: MazzMatazz’s Adipose Pattern
Materials Used:
Wool Ease Sportweight: Natural color

A pink dish scrubbie I knit

I wanted to knit something else for a baby shower gift, so I decided to give this ago.

It was cute and quick. It took my a while to realize what they meant by a running stitch. While I knew what a running stitch was, I was completely implementing it in the wrong way

I think the next one will be in a natural cotton color.

Pattern: The Trouble with Tribbles
Materials Used:
Peaches and Creme: Variegated pink and white

A seed stitch washcloth

A friend of my sister in law is having a baby girl. There is a baby shower coming up and I made this as a part of her gift.

I don’t really like seed stitch, but when I was experimenting, the yarn felt nice in this stitch.

I’ll probably be making more of these.

Pattern: Seed Stitch, 28 sts across
Materials used:
US7 Straight
Peaches & Creme in varigated pink and white

Fly Boy FlyJosh wanted gloves for the winter so he could fly model airplanes. Knitty had just put out the Cigar pattern, so I thought that was a good idea. The pattern called for worsted weight yarn, but Josh wanted the gloves to be thin, but warm. I opted for a wool sock yarn.

The pattern I used was for a full glove, but Josh needed the thumb, index and middle fingers halved. I just had Josh try on the gloves and stopped knitting those fingers when I reached just past the first joint.

Pattern: Glove Pattern Generator
Materials used:
KnitPicks Essentials in Oxford
Stitch Markers
Scrap yarn

Futurama Brain Slug

Knit Brain SlugA knitted brain slug from Futurama. I cheated and started my base off flat. Doing it this way also made it much easier to stuff in the end. I also added small bands on yarn on the bottom so that the headband (braided black yarn) can be removed when desired.

The pattern was pretty easy to follow. Just remember that intarsia doesn’t work so nicely in the round. I forgot about that. I also forgot that I knit quite tight, so I probably should have used US 7s, rather than the 6s that I did use.

Pattern: Knit Brain Slug
Materials used:
Acrylic green yarn
Acrylic white yarn
Acrylic black yarn
Stitch Marker

I jumped on the bandwagon and knitted a dishcloth. The pattern in the Mason Dixon book is the same as the one found on the yarn band, which is the same as the one found here. It’s a little practice with the slip stitch too. Eventually I will take a picture of it, but I am shipping off my camera for repair. Something is wrong with the flash and it is causing it to eat the life out of my batteries.

I haven’t bought the book yet. I need to see how difficult this semester will be before I decide on how much knitting I will get done. You can get the moderne log cabin blanket and moderne baby blanket patterns (pdf link) from for free.

I’ll probably make another dishcloth just to use up the rest of these two skeins. They’re just sitting in a ziploc on the floor next to my desk. They look so bored.

Now for more exciting news. I finally went and bought the pattern for the silk ribbed lace corset by Anne Modesitt. I’ve loved that pattern for years, but always thought it wouldn’t look right on me. I figure it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try.

Knitted ringBoredom and reading through the holiday issue of Vogue Knitting caused me to make a pair of these little rose rings. There is a little tutorial for making them in the issue and I figured what the hell. I don’t plan to make the pillow in this issue, but I thought they were cute. It took about 20 minutes to make one. That includes time to watch what was happening on this episode of Without A Trace.

Shalyn wants me to make her one, but she wants it smaller since her hand is smaller (her decision). I have some fine red yarn I can try it with. I’m not sure it will look right, but we’ll give it a try.

I’ve actually got an idea for using them on something. I have to experiment. Geez, I’ve got too many ideas. I don’t know when I’ll ever get to do all of them.

Silk ClapotisI used the dyed silk yarn I got from ebay and it looks pretty cool. I don’t think it was appropriate for this pattern, but it looks neat. I was going to give it as a gift if it worked the way I wanted to, but I think I want to try it with a different yarn for a gift.

Pattern: Clapotis from but shortened in length and width.
Materials used:
US5 Straight Needles
Kool Aid dyed silk yarn mentioned previously
Stitch Markers

Jack O Hallowig Feeling that I needed to make something ridiculous but simple, I decided to make a hallowig. It seems to have come out quite nicely. The pattern itself is quite easy as the most complicated part of it all is remembering to switch to a few stitches after casting on for the bangs! I really like that it takes the shape easily. I did have a bit of a time getting the flip ups (the bottom) even, but I suppose that is just an issue of me holding it still and paying attention!

Pattern: Hallowig from
Materials used:
US8 Circulars and DPNs
Generic acrylic blue and green yarn
Yarn needle