My cousin's baby arrived a little earlier than expected at the end of last week, so my knitting needles were full pelt at the weekend and these cuties are on the way to her now...The Saartje's bootees are a free pattern found here and the hat is based on the children's cotton hat pattern in the Last Minute Knitted gifts book. I say based as I used some Manos silk blend left over from my pinwheel blanket and the last of my Wildfire fibre left from my hourglass sweater, so it isn't really cotton and I left off the i-cord tie and added the stem at the top instead as I thought it was a touch more masculine.
Before I go I must share something very, very exciting...The amazingly talented Jennie of "the distracted painter blog" in New Zealand has just finished this for me...do you recognise it? If you have been reading for a while you might remember this trip...I am not sure who was more excited me or Sam. I do love this whole world of blogs!