Black Diamond Kits

Black Diamond Kits
Sage's Kits, Nine Weeks Old

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

On the Needles Today (6 December 2016)

I think far too many knit baby booties look like ridiculous clown shoes.  Maybe it's why some babies cry--they know how silly those booties make them look.  (My babies rarely cried--probably because I refused to humiliate them with ridiculous clothes and accessories.)  Anyway, when I was quite happy when saw the pattern for these booties--I had a pattern for a simple, quick, and yet very stylin' baby shower gift.  And I also sold my first pair of these booties on Etsy last week. 

The tan yarn is the most divinely soft alpaca fiber I have ever spun.  I got the entire fleece for about $4. (I bought something like 10-15 fleeces for $50 off Craigslist.  The fleeces came from a woman whose mother was neighbor to a woman who had alpaca ranches in Oregon, New York, and Nevada.  She was moving and for some reason still had these fleeces).  The rest of this fleece needs to be spun into yarn to make a most luxurious sweater.

I've got to figure out how to photograph these better.
The off-white yarn is one ply of very soft alpaca and one ply of white angora.  Super soft and super warm.  Makes me wish I were a baby again--almost.  I just wish booties made in my size would look as cute.  However, I don't think that is possible.

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