this pattern on Knitty over Easter weekend at my parents' house. Love the bonnet - not very photogenic, though.
The booties are a Debbie Bliss pattern from her Cashmerino Baby Book. These are destined for a June baby, however, so I made them from cotton. The most beautiful cotton in all the land: Millefili Fine from Filatura di Crosa. Look at that stitch definition, folks! It's lovely. I'm using size 2 bamboo straight needles.
I find that I use my straight bamboo needles for all my little projects. I couldn't imagine knitting these little guys on some circular Addis with the wire cord all over the place. It's so much more pleasant with the straight needles.
Ordinarily I would have knocked these babies out in one weekend. Why they are taking me two weeks to knit I attribute to two things.
First: I'm sufferring from SBS. Second Bootie Syndrome.
Second: I'm sufferring from Spring Fever. There's something in the air that is making me completely unable to focus. Usually, I'm a very monagamous knitter and now I have 5 projects going. I know that for some of you this is normal. You're even laughing at me. ("Five? Ha! That's nothing!") But this is very unusual behavior for me. I think the warm weather has me going all nutty. I can't commit. I'm a knitting adulterer!