Tuesday, July 24, 2007

under the table and dreaming

Chair Booties

Is this not the cutest thing ever?!?

I call them Chair Booties, and they rock! Pictured here is all STR medium weight. Some of the colorways, like Monsoon, are recent favorites. Some, like Peas Blossom and County Clare are a joy to revisit.

While it only takes about 20 minutes to make a Chair Bootie, it is not the ideal portable project. For instance, if you work on one while at the Orthodontist, someone from the office will ask you what you are knitting. You will explain that you are knitting a little sock for your dinning room chairs. They will smile and nod and then quickly head over to their computers so as to check your files to see if there is something they need to know.

On the plus side, I made a whole set while watching Hair with the kids. I have 3! teenagers in my house. Has it been awhile since you have seen Hair? Me too. I was quite surprised by the whole Fellatio Cunnilingus Masturbation song, as well as the LSD scene. It lead to some lively conversation at the household.

Knit, knit, knit...


Tan said...

I haven't ever seen Hair, but I had the record and had no clue what they were talking about in that song!

I love your chair bootees. I'm so ashamed that I made my husband go out and buy felt thingies for our chairs when I could have knitted those. We are just getting beautiful wood flooring in our family room after sixteen years of ugly/uglier/ugliest carpeting.

I had a hard time typing family room. The builder called it a Great Room. I guess it is more of a living room. I still call the room by the front door the living room, but Paul calls it the Piano Room. Anyway, the room getting the wood is the room with the fireplace, TV, dining table, and the kitchen is at one end but we are putting cork in there I think.

I would love pointers on floor care. Does just sweeping it do the trick? Do I need a dust mop?

GTD Wannabe said...

I'm looking for a knit pattern for chair booties. Yours are the nicest ones I've seen. Would you share your pattern? Thanks :)