17 01 2009

2009-jan-15_0042The theme of my knitting this week? Itty-Bitty Footwear. I completed a pair of baby booties and a pair of baby socks. Technically, I can only cross one item off of my knitting list, as the socks were a spontaneous cast on.

The booties are for my high school friend, R, who I am touching base with in Denver this weekend. She and I haven’t seen each other in prolly more than 14 or 15 years (wow!) but we recently connected via mySpace and Facebook. She and her husband are expecting their first baby (a boy) and just recently moved to Denver. We’re going to touch base tomorrow evening and I can hardly wait. Over a year ago, when I first got on MySpace I connected with R and she was impressed with some of my original crochet designs. I promised her that I would make her one of my “Chris Hats” I didn’t forget, in fact I made the hat- but she was living in Portland at the time and by the time I made a trip down there she had moved. I know, I shoulda just put it in the mail- but I was kinda hoping to see her. Now a couple of years later I am finally giving her that hat! It’s packed away in my luggage alongside these booties.

The darling snowflake socks are for a friend of mine who is also our office assistant. I made her a baby sweater and itty-bitty Maryjanes for her shower already (see flickr photos), but the office finally got their act together this week and threw her a surprise baby shower. I had been holding on to this pattern (a free pattern available on Ravelry) and hoping to knit it for some time so the surprise shower was just the excuse I needed. They came out a bit larger than I expected, but will be perfect for next winter when her baby is 1 year old.