The Stay-On Booties from Knitting for Baby have been on my to-make list for a while now. After hearing such great things about them from Amanda and Grace, as well as other Ravelry members (who claim that the booties actually do stay on those slippery baby feet) I cast on, thinking about Lachlan's little toes with every clickety-clack of the needles.
Knitting is something tangible I can do for little Lachlan, whose circulation will be compromised. No better way to keep those hands and feet warm than with handknits! What better excuse to spend more time knitting? And you know what? I'm not the only one who is knitting around here. Patrick picked up some yarn and needles a few days back, and has since cast on five stitches and knit about four. The going is slow, but maybe, just maybe, we will have two knitters in the family.
I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock mediumweight in Jonagold (the colorway is no longer available). Yes, people will probably mistake him for a girl because (gasp) there's a bit of coral color in there, but I'm used to that. Put a boy in anything other than sports paraphernalia nowadays and folks think he's a girl. But since I'm not into that, I'm going all out with the androgynous goodness - I have plenty of yarn left over, and Lachlan will soon have his very own Stella Pixie in the same colorway as his booties!
Thank you again for your sweet emails, thoughts and prayers. They really give me the boost I need in more difficult moments.
May your weekend be a good one,