Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Cable Footies

Finished these Cable Footies last night. It's been a long time since I've done socks, actually never done adult booties before. I was always afraid of the kitchener stitch but since Susan posted her tutorial I had no fear! I think they turned out great, they were fun to knit and I will make more. This pair is going off to my Aunt. She's going through some pretty rough kimo right now and I wanted to send her some knitted love.The pattern is from One Skein and I used Atacama, 100% Alpaca. Love the yarn. It's actually left over from the Slouchy Cardigan that I knit last winter. Here's a (not very good) photo. The pattern for this is out of the Knit Café book.I had 3 skeins left over from the cardi because I didn't do the hood. It was plenty enough to make these footies and I think I'll even be able to make a baby hat or two from what I still have on hand!

13 comments:

Shannon said...

That is a lovely sweater! The drape is perfect. Well done. :)

Sarah Jackson said...

Love the footies! You beat me on finishing them. I abandoned the second one for a sweater. Now I have to get back to work on the other one.

Cinnamonamon said...

Great footsies; don't fear kitchener -- it's great fun & pretty quick once you get it down! :) Love the slouchy cardigan; I was considering it he other day, but reality intervened & I put it in my "maybe someday" pile... lol

I've decided I'm going to do knitterpalooza (I was in Rae's shop last week and almost spent all the grocery money... I had to start chanting "come back in two weeks; sale...sale...sale") lol

a friend to knit with said...

super cute, cozy looking footies! i am sorry for your aunt....i am sure these will bring her a smile and many hours of warm toes!

Love your slouchy cardigan.....don't you? i think it is such a wearable piece!

Nora said...

Sorry to hear about your aunt! I hope the socks brighten her day. And I LOVE your cari - LOVE. IT!!

Nora said...

Make that Cardi.

StarSpry said...

Great footies! I'm sorry to hear about your Aunt, but I'm sure she will love the gift :)

Your cardigan looks great, too!!

xtina said...

I'm loving the cardi and those booties. Stop it! I can't cast on another project until I finish at least three! But that cardi is really calling to me....

mira said...

very cute footies! Another item to add to my ever growing list of projects...good thing winter is coming...I'll be curled up by the fire knitting away in just a couple of months.

peaknits said...

Those footies are so sweet - I love them, I made a pair last winter to schlep around in until bed. so comfy! I also love the slouchy cardi - perfect!

Cinnamonamon said...

Love the new title bar! :)

Susan said...

Hi Jill,
Those cabled footies look great, especially the toes. Oooh that yarn is yummy. Great work!

schmobes said...

The footies look great! What a nice gift. I have been contemplating knitting them, and you have inspired me to move them up the list a bit!