Michelle's (mythicbubbles) Progress Thread

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Michelle's (mythicbubbles) Progress Thread

Hello again! Thought I would start a progress thread of my own. Maybe it'll help me with my WIP AdHd Lol

Here's a pair of booties I'm working on right now. Started them last night, and I think a laisy daisy embroidered on the top of the foot might be cute? The yarn is Briggs and Little 100% wool. It's pretty rustic, but should wear tough.

The booties are my way of procrastinating on this project. I'm making the pattern without toes. I've already knit a pair for Emma and she wears them dancing. Her teacher offered to pay me $30 to make her some. It's been 2 weeks and the following picture shows just how much I've accomplished!

I hate knitting anything twice!

A little bonnet I finished for Eva a few weeks ago. It's seamless, done with an i-cord tie. The yarn is Patons Grace, so she won't be wearing it often. Don't care much for handwashing!

Got a little more done in the last few days.
Finished the booties:

And actually started the peek a boo socks for Emma's dance teacher. They are no longer a forgotten forlorn ball of opal yarn...

Now I'm just hoping I don't run out!

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Michelle, those booties are adorable! I love the color. Those are going to be so cute on Eva. I also love the bonnett. Eva is a great model. You are my knitting hero!

I'm curious why the socks you made for Emma are coveted by her dance teacher so much. I can't see the pattern very well. That's so nice of you to knit a pair for the teacher, too.

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I love the patterns you pick to do. And holy cow you knit a lot faster than I do. I know it's just one finished bootie but I would feel pretty pleased with myself if I could finish an entire bootie in one night. It would probably take me 2 dedicated nights.

I guess I knit like I read.....soooooo slooooowly. Are you a continental knitter or english knitter? I'm an English knitter and I know thats part of what slows me down.

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You guys are so sweet! Thank-you for the compliments Biggrin
Katie~the socks that her teacher wants aren't in the pictures with the pattern. They are like little footlets without toes and just a little thong strap to hold them on. I'm not a dancer, so I don't know what the big deal is, but she is nuts for them. :shrug:

Kim~ I'm a picker... I think that's english? I taught myself how to hold one strand in each hand when doing fairisle and it felt so weird. Hmmm, I don't think of myself as fast knitter, but I've been knitting for almost 14 years, so I guess I've got lots of practice. Are you knitting for your new little sprout yet?

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Good progress! The booties look great on Eva's little feet. The straps are my favorite part.

And, I love how the socks are striping. Is that just the yarn that's causing the striping? What kind of yarn is that?

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UGH! Not much knitting happening here lately. But I've been inspired by other posters progress threads. Maybe showing ya'll my meager progress with be a good motivator Wink

The peek-a-boo dancer teacher socks. I'm so ashamed that these aren't done yet. Had gauge problems with the opal yarn though. Hopefully when she tries it on this Saturday it'll fit. Oh, and yes this is a self-patterning yarn. It's from the endangered species stuff and I think it's called chameleon.

This is the yarn I got for making the jumper on the intermediate KAL list. It's a recycled cotton acrylic blend I found at Wal-Mart of all places! It was only $2.75 a ball and the yardage is excellent.

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This is one of those Perdita wristbands from Knitty http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTperdita.html
It's just blocking here, but i didn't get a a picture of it actually finished. I'm making two more soon, one for myself and one for Em.

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Oh i like the yarn! Nice choice Smile

Oh and I missed yoru question about me kntiting for my little one way back in February. I actually have not knit anything for the new babe yet! I just picked out a very very simple hat and cardigan set from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies by Erika Knight.

Here's my dilemma, i know the baby's gender, my husband does not want to know! So anything I knit i have to either make it in a gender neutral color...hide the project from him completely...or lie and say its for a friend. I don't think he would believe the last one!

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I love it all! I'm still amazed by the wrist bands which are so beautiful! I see one in my future...but who for? Hmmmm

I love the pattern for socks to wear with rubber thongs. Years ago I first saw them in Guilin, China where our canoe guides wore them with their sandals. Neat!

The chameleon yarn is working out beautifully too. Smile I'm jealous, I wanted to get yarn for the jumper right away but the shop was unexpectedly closed today. Grrrrr.