September 16, 2006
Get it? Here's a knitting project that was actually a joy to frog. Heh heh.
OK, this concludes the knitting-dork standup portion of this post. Behold, readers, we have here the rare endangered Knittus completus--a finished knit project. Actually, I began these booties months and months and months ago--possibly, they were started more than a year ago. I had intended to give them to some friends who were having a baby boy, and then I lost interest after finishing the first bootie and just knit them a little hat instead. By the time I had my own little boy, I'd completely forgotten the poor buggers as they hid, nearly finished, at the bottom of my knitting basket (they would have been too warm for a spring baby anyway). It wasn't until a couple of weeks ago, when my sister-in-law discovered them and raved about how cute they were that I decided to finish the frog booties already. And, we know a couple in New York who are expecting a boy this winter, so they already have an ideal recipient.
The stats: Mission Falls 1824 merino superwash wool in pistachio (left over from this project). Based on a basic bootie pattern from Family Circle Easy Knitting's Fall 2004 issue; I added eyes by knitting bobbles and attaching small pearlescent buttons to the center of each with black embroidery thread. I embroidered the frogs' mouths in some very-fine-gauge fuschia wool that I found at a flea market and had lying around in the old stash.