So, I woke up this morning from a vivid (if bizarre) dream that involved knitting tiny little coloured points … obviously I need to design some jester booties!
I sketched out a rough bootie outline, scanned it, pasted it into a Word doc, then copied it so I had four to a page. Now for the fun part – the colouring in! – I love colouring. :) We still have a big bag of crayons (even though the “children” are now 18 and 20) so I got to work:
The combinations are endless (well, not really, but I was never good at that bit in maths), and I ended up polling the family for their opinions. Votes were:
- the architect: 6 … or 7 …. or 1 … or maybe 8 (not really very helpful)
- the handknitlibrarian: #8
- the ungrateful one: not here, so she doesn’t get a vote
- the boy: #1 or #8
We have a winner! Number 8 it is. Or, maybe I’ll just colour in a few more ….
I’ll probably do one of the “girlier” combinations as a second knit-through, both to make sure the pattern works, and to demonstrate the different looks for the finished booties.
Now, on to the actual knitting!