The March 2008 Finishing Frenzy continues! Behold my new Mary Jane Slippers, which are comfortable and cute, if a little hazardous on hardwood floors. I used two colours of Moda Dea Washable Wool and 4.0mm needles. For my size-9.5 feet, I followed the pattern as written and then added two rows of garter stitch before binding off the upper, just to add a bit of height. The slippers definitely fit, but if I were to knit another pair for myself, I would pick up more stitches around the sole -- maybe just an extra 6 or 8 stitches -- just so they didn't have to stretch quite so much in the length.
Before settling on a dancing-on-the-ceiling shot (see above), I tried a few standing-on-the-floor photos, but Mooky kept intercepting at the last second. I ended up with half a dozen photos that include a part of one of my feet and a furry black blur, plus this one (which gives you a sense of Mooky's gigantism):
As for the status of other WIPs, there will certainly be more FOs in the near future.
a. Swallowtail Shawl: Knitting is finished; I'm waiting for blocking wires to arrive.
b. Gilmore Vest: All that's left to knit is the ribbing around one armhole and the neck.
c. Wallpaper Mittens: I spent one evening knitting the lining and cuff on mitten 2 -- on the wrong size needles. D'oh.
d. Vinterblomster Mittens: Starting to decrease for the top of mitten 1.
Oh, and I also whipped up a tiny pair of socks for a new baby. I got the news that a friend from grad school just had a baby, so obviously I had to drop my reading and start knitting.
I've already mailed them off. Will I ever actually knit for a baby I can see in real life? Every baby item I've knit has been sent off in the mail. (Dear local non-knitting friends: Please have babies.)
Also, thanks to those who commented on my last post. I won't get around to doing the actual dyeing till summer, but I added some brown dye to my Knit Picks order. Whatever I end up doing, I'll definitely experiment on small amounts of the yarn first!