Peach Cuties

This week, I’ve got Jury Duty. I have no idea if I will be selected to sit on a jury, but I suspect I’ll get a lot of knitting done while waiting. I’m planning to take Big Christmas Gift #1 to work on; my goal is to finish a big chunk if not the whole thing.

Meanwhile, here’s a FO report. I decided to knit up a couple of cute, little pieces for my Knitter’s Virtual Vacation Swap downstream pal, blog-free Rachell, who’s expecting a baby in November.


These are knit with Panda Wool in the Saffron colorway. I chose this color because it was light and gender-neutral but not pastel or babyish.

The pattern gives instructions for the hat to be worked flat and then seamed. I hated the thought of a seam on a baby hat, so I knit it in the round. For the most part, it worked out well, but I mis-translated the garter border for the lace edging as stockinette. It doesn’t look too bad, and I made sure to match this ‘design feature’ on the booties.


These are the first bootees I’ve knit in this style. Admittedly, I never really was a fan of these squarish baby shoes because they remind me of Frankenstein. Now that I have completed a pair, I think they’re cute as heck.


(Ugh… these pictures are blurry in places. I didn’t notice when edited them, my eyeglasses must have been dirty!)

Pattern: “Boys Crown” by Beth Anne Paustian, Black Purl Designs: Sweet Child of Mine K1 Size: Infant Yarn: Panda Wool, 2209 Saffron, half-skein Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm) and US 2 (2.75 mm) Started: August 13, 2007 Completed: August 14, 2007

Pattern: “Cuffed Booties” by Beth Anne Paustian, Black Purl Designs: Sweet Child of Mine K1 Size: Infant Yarn: Panda Wool, 2009 Saffron, half-skein Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) bamboo DPNs Started: August 15, 2007 Completed: August 16, 2007

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12 Responses to “Peach Cuties”

  1. bellamoden Says:
    October 8th, 2007 at 6:48 am

    What a cute set! And you’re so right, a seam on a baby’s hat is definitely to be avoided.

  2. trek Says:
    October 8th, 2007 at 8:36 am

    Peach is tough to photograph well, isn’t it? Cute stuff.

  3. Christy Says:
    October 8th, 2007 at 9:36 am

    are you in HennCo? if so, be prepared to not get in with your knitting. (I took a trip with one of our office assistants, and the security guy wouldn’t let by with my knitting. which was odd – all I had on me was dpns in birch & bamboo. maybe it was the quantity of them? a set of 3s, 6s, and 11s. maybe I should clean out my bag…) maybe you’ll get lucky and security will let you by…

    cute set!

  4. Chris Says:
    October 8th, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Those are adorable! And I bet the Panda is great for baby knits. Good luck with jury duty!

  5. beth Says:
    October 8th, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Those are very sweet.

  6. Jeanne Says:
    October 8th, 2007 at 11:16 am

    Very cute! Good luck with Jury Duty. I hope they let you bring your knitting in.

  7. Guinifer Says:
    October 8th, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Yea – no knitting for my jury duty as well. What a waste of security (if you ask me..), hope it’s not too painful.

  8. Opal Says:
    October 8th, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    So cute! And what a lovely color!

  9. Schrodinger Says:
    October 8th, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    How great that you’ll get all that knitting time. The baby set is adorable.

  10. mrspao Says:
    October 9th, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    What a lucky baby!

  11. lisa Says:
    October 9th, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    Don’t you just love a good ‘design feature’?~! Tell me about knitting and jury duty… I’m up in early November.

  12. Rina Says:
    October 9th, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    O no jury duty. Good luck with that. I always love booties pattern. They are always so cute to photograph. I think the color is very lovely.

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