I'll start with the finished baby blanket. I finished it several days ago, it's just waiting for me to take it to the post office. I think it turned out to be very cute and I ended up with only a tiny bit of the white yarn left, so It was definitely just the right size. I hope my friend and her baby like it.
Last up is my footie project. They suck. Okay, the footie I have knit is cute, I haven't bothered to do the sewn bind-off because I only have 20 gms of yarn left from a 50gm ball, so I know I can't make another one. I do have another ball of this yarn, but it has another home in mind. I might have to change that plan because I really want footies from Panda Cotton and it's looking like Janice was right (isn't she always?) that I wouldn't be able to get two footie socks from one tiny ball of Panda Cotton for my giant feet. Ah well, baby socks for the rest of it, I guess.
The thing is, I was hoping to write up this pattern but I don't want to write up a pattern that requires 1.2 balls of yarn. That's just annoying.
Thanks for the link on weaving in ends as you go along, that looks really handy. How close did you trim the remaining tale when you got done? This is my weakest point, I need to learn more about the finishing steps, I guess!Everything you are working on looks great, and I wouldn't mind a pattern for a sock that took 1.2 balls of yarn – that pattern looks pretty, and people could make them taller in the leg to make them use more of the yarn if they wanted to!
It's a great looking footie!
Since I knit with nonwool yarns, I leave a little bit of a tail. I find that they tend to wiggle out if I trim too close. The nice thing is with this method they seem to be less likely to end up on the front of the work if they do wiggle out. I think with wool you could trim much more closely.Perhaps I should write this pattern up anyway. What size foot do you have? My feet are large so other people might be able to get these out of one ball.