I live such an exciting life. Still no heat other than gas logs and space heaters- for which we are very grateful- but the heat men are outside working on it. I wish my gloves weren't too bulky to wear while I type. I spent most of the day yesterday out and about in warmer places, but there are too many things that need to be done around here today- like laundry. Why does everyone run out of clothes if I skip one day washing?
When I picked DD#1 up from school yesterday, we went by John's Antiques and I bought these cool glass thingies for my sister:
They're really a pretty blue, but I had a hard time getting a decent picture. Then we went next door to Dixie Bags. They're a mom and pop enterprise- the owners live over the store and make all the bags themselves. Very nice people. I got a huge bag for Christmas last year that I use for my main knitting bag. It's too big and heavy to tote around, so it sits in the living room looking lovely. It has oodles of pockets inside, but I wanted a little gadget bag to match so I got one. Also got DD a coin purse since it's almost her birthday and we decided we should celebrate our birthdays any day we want to. I want a Bible cover made from Noah's Ark print, but not today. Our pockets were empty so we went home to find some pale yellow wool that came in the mail. (Inspired by the blue glass thingies, it is now all sitting in various pots and pans soaking up lovely shades of raspberry, black cherry, and lime Kool-Aid. Pale yellow is too boring.)
THEN, I sat by the fire and finished the baby booties. Here's the picture:
Here's the pattern:
These were made with Lion Brand Jiffy yarn and #10 dp needles.
Cast on 22 leaving a long tail to sew up the bottom.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: K1, M1, K9, M1, K2, M1, K9, M1, K1 (26 stitches)
R 3-9: Work in pattern to match hat or st st.
R 10: K10, K2 tog, K2, SSK, K10
R 11: K9, K2 tog, K2, SSK, K9
R 12: K8, K2 tog, K2, SSK, K8
R 13: K7, K2 tog, K2, SSK, K7
Work in K1P1 rib for 10 rows. Bind off loosely and sew up bottom.
Now, back to folding laundry, and maybe I'll bake brownies. Being cold makes me hungry.