Tuesday, July 31, 2007


...to quick-finish projects.

It started so innocently, with these (pdf):

And then I got some noro and a bar of soap and made a scrubby*:

I couldn't stop. The booties -- they were too cute! I had to make more:

...can't... stop... making baby booties... so... teeny...

...I cast on for another pair last night...

*Scrubby ingredients:
Noro Kureyon, size 5 circular needle (or 5 size 5 dpns, or whatever gets you about 4 stitches per inch, embroidery needle, bar of soap

C/O 12, work 7 rows in stockinette
Pick up 3 stitches on short side of rectangle, 12 on the far side, and 3 on the other short side.
Work seed stitch in the round until the soap fits inside the bag.
Cast off 18 (one short side, one long side, one short side).
Work remaining 12 stitches in stockinette for 7 rows, bind off.
Insert soap, sew bag closed.


grace said...

I am trying really hard to ignore the cuteness and allure of the bootees...don't know how much longer I can hold out.

Heather said...

Let me know if you dye yourself with that scrubby. I love it but I don't think I need to be that rosy...or maybe it wouldn't be that bad?

Ashley said...

Love the scrubby! Mmmm...soapy smelling yarn.

Kristi said...

Hi there. This looks super simple and quick to make, but I'm not sure how to complete this step: Pick up 3 stitches on short side of rectangle, 12 on the far side, and 3 on the other short side. How does one do that? Thanks in advance for any advice. Thanks!

Emily said...

Hi Kristi,
Here's a good tutorial for picking up stitches: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/FEATwin04TT.html

I hope that helps!

The Knitting Divas said...

oh my goodness those booties are too cute. I am going to try your soap bag because I make soap and I am always looking for a new bag. But couldn't you make an easier pattern with no picking up stitches? LOL. Next time you need soap for a sample send me a few bags and I will send you a bar. (Still trying to get out of picking up those stitches). Dee @ Yada Soaps http://www.facebook.com/yadasoaps