My friend Gracie is awaiting the arrival of her daughter's 4th baby girl.. so I thought I'd make her my own special booties as a gift. Here is the first one I completed, now to make the 2nd one.
I used KnitPicks "CotLin" which is a blend of cotton and linen - in the color of "Flamingo. I start with 10 chains and add 3 SCs to each end for 5 rows for the base. I actually wrote this pattern up, but everyone who tried it had trouble with it, so I gave up on sharing this, as I don't want to frustrate anyone! :-)
I go up one row and then do the toe with sc, ch, sc across and sc, dc, across.. I used my freshly groomed dog to photograph this part.
I begin working the upper part of the bootie with hdc, ch - which gives me holes to lace the pretty satin pink ribbon in it when finished.
I walked into the dining room the other day and the dog was laying in a pool of sunshine, and Caleb was laying there with him nuzzling him and giggling.. I had to try to capture that. So sweet... they love each other.
Mid nuzzle and giggle.
Yesterday we packed up and headed out for the coast for Dayle's birthday. We had a good trip down. The only bad part is that it's totally sunny back home and it's grey and cloudy here - but hopefully it will burn off (as the weather app tells me) and get prettier. My siblings are all joining us this time for a family gathering. My brother Rob and his wife D'Ann arrived with their trailer just 45 minutes ahead of us and they are right across from us. My sisters Denise and Roberta are staying in hotels. We will be meeting them for lunch today and figure out what we all want to do for fun. This is the view from our trailer - we tried a different space this time and it's got a better view as it's sideways to the ocean instead of aiming right at it, so our big window on the side has this view. :-)
Can you believe we're this close to the Pacific Ocean? We're right above Depoe Bay on the central Oregon Coast. The grey whales are migrating past us, we'll need to watch for them.
I am looking forward to 5 days enjoying the ocean! I think I'll get some work done on Caleb's blanket, too.
I just wanted to pop in and say hello to you. What fun things are you up to this week?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)