My DH is flying to SoCal this morning to spend two weeks helping his dad build a "playhouse" in the backyard. This playhouse thing is something in my DH's blood. We were talking about his trip this morning and he told me that he had two stops -- one in Minneapolis and the other in Salt Lake City. You know what I thought about, don't you? My knit blog friends in those places (say "Hi" to Margene)!
I rushed around this morning and had time to photograph the booties. I finished last night -- ends woven in and everything (and man, there were a LOT of ends). That's thread-needled coreopsis on the right and the glorious creeping phlox on the left. DH was watching and was humored. He saw me put the booties in the phlox and aim the camera. "Wait!!" He repositioned the booties and said, "Take that picture from over here!" Then I laughed -- how do you like that, I've got my own blog photo stylist, my own knit blog art director!
Anyway, I love these booties. I'll update the photo album with complete specs, but for starters: Plymouth Galway Worsted, Kool-aid dyed with Lizbeth Upitis during at Spring Midwest Masters seminar, US3 needle, another pattern from Debbie Bliss Quick Baby Knits.
You know that $170-plus that I've "saved" since I quit smoking? I don't actually have a single dime stashed because I keep buying myself rewards like this. I'm probably even in the hole on that account, if you want to get technical. These two arrived in my mailbox on Friday or Saturday. I really have enough in the realm of baby knit books now and I should stop. Now. I'll never be able to stop buying books like Loop-d-Loop, though. Never.