Nothing is cuter in the universe of baby stuff than tiny shoes. You know? Just so sweet. My high-school friend Mo had twin girls recently, and I made the girls some weensy crocheted shoes, blue and pink and tomato-red and blue:
Aw! They were quite simple to make, as I remember (I actually made them back in June) — I think I finished both pairs in one afternoon. I don't know what the color numbers were because this yarn came out of my crazy disorganized stash, but it is Baby Cashmerino. The buttons are covered with fabric; I'm sure you know you can buy kits to do that at any fabric store. I love covering buttons. I'm not very good at it so I always get very excited when one comes out nice and smooth and perfect. Very satisfying!
We're having people for dinner tonight, which is a miracle for us lately — I can't even remember the last time we had friends over for dinner. Must have been back in June, too. The weather here has been, all week, totally autumnal. Very classic. Don't rain yet, don't rain yet. Not ready for that. But these red leaves and the sound of falling acorns — no problem. Good.
We have home-improvement fever, apparently. We are having a back patio and real stairs (off of the studio door) built next week, and both of our showers (well, one's a shower-surround thing around a bathtub, I guess) replaced because one leaks and one is nasty. This makes me seriously nervous. Excited. But nervous. Thrilled. But nervous.
Guess what? I have the samples for the new 2010 ornament kit finished, and will show you next week. I love them so much. Please tell me you know how to knit? And use waste canvas? And like snow? And have nothing else to do for the next two months (because, er, these will keep you busy)?
***Just click on the links above (the red words) to see the Ravelry and pattern information for the shoes :-)