Greetings Earthlings

Jason sort of likes alien stuff so when I saw this pattern on Ravelry I thought I would give it a try.  I’d been watching videos on KnittingHelp.com, so I felt confident that I could accomplish this little guy using the magic loop method instead of the much hated dpns.

I think he is so cute!  I used Sugar N Cream in Hot Green, size 6 – 40 inch circulars and since I didn’t have any felt to make him some “alien eyes” I just used some buttons that I had.  Originally, Jason wanted to call him Snotty, but I talked him down from that and he went with Scotty, as in “Beam me up, Scotty.”

So for my first try with magic loop knitting I think I did pretty well.  There are a few places where I didn’t get the joining stitches as tight as I would have liked, but this is so much better than knitting with dpns! 🙂

Tiny Feet

I made these little booties today while I was off work for Labor Day. Usually I don’t ever start a project and finish it all on the same day, but today I was feeling inspired. I do know that if I ever knit socks it is going to be very hard to start the 2nd one once the first one is completed. These are baby booties and I didn’t want to do the 2nd one! That’s awful I know.

The pattern is from the free patterns at Bernat; Organic Cotton Knit Booties. I used some Caron Simply Soft in Off White that I had in my stash and size 7 needles. I followed the directions for the 6 month size and even though I don’t have a baby that I can test them against I have a suspicion that they are somewhat larger than a 6 month old would need. They are quite large! (But what do I know, my mother claims that my feet didn’t grow for a year after I was born because they were so big.) I am not all that worried about it though as they are for a baby shower gift, and I figure that the baby can either wear them now or wear them later. I think that they are a bit primitive looking, but cute nonetheless!