Monday, February 11, 2008

Baby Booties




I have been meaning to knit Saartje's booties for a long time, but typical of me, I've waited until I had to hurry and knit them. I have a baby shower to go to after work tomorrow, and I just finished the second bootie this evening. The recipient is a quilter, so I think she'll be happy to receive something handmade. That's always a dilemma for me. I don't give too many handknit items to people outside of my family. I have two reasons; selfishly, it takes a lot of time; and selfconsciously, I'm not sure I knit nicely enough to be giving my creations away. I can be a little careless when I knit. But I think these botties are suitable as a gift, and I'm also giving her a darling book.

It's a really easy pattern and hardly uses any yarn at all. I used some leftover Lorna Laces, which may not have been the best choice since it's wool. Saarje used Rowan cotton, which would have made it less stretchy. I knit the first bootie in no time at all, but I had trouble with the second one. I went to a a knit group meeting on Saturday afternoon, and discovered that I had counted wrong after I got home. I'm not used to talking to people while I knit I guess. Then last night I must have started and re-started at least five times. I have concentration issues. I'm pretty happy with them though. They look very cute but kind of big...I mean for a baby.



I have to add one sad litle story. I stayed up late last Thursday night to knit Kai's second think wool sock so that he could wear it skiing on Friday. He had been fighting a cold, but I thought he would be OK. IWhat a bad mom! He came home with a fever and said that he went down the hill about three times and spent the rest of the time on the bus sleeping. Poor guy!! He's doing better now although he also missed a church trip to Universal Studios on Saturday, so he was quite bummed. All the work on those socks, and I'm pretty sure that his dad accidentally put them in the regular wash. He won't own up to it, but I also can't find them anywhere. Very suspicious. I also knit him a stocking cap. the picture is a little goofy, but I'm proud of the way the design turned out. I

11 comments:

marit said...

Cute booties! Kai's hat looks great too, too bad about his socks:-(, and too bad he got sick- being away on something fun like that and not be able to enjoy it-not fun at all!

Cheryl said...

Lovely booties! And perhaps if you find the wool socks, they too can be a baby gift...a felted little baby sock, eh?

Wool Winder said...

You did a great job on the booties! Your knitting is always nice enough to give as a gift.

Love the hat you made for you son! In his favorite school colors, I see.

Knittings Nice! said...

Oh...they're soo cute and gorgeous colours. Reading about your Dd being 16....wait until they're 28 and a Mummy, its unreal, you look at them and think when did they turn into a woman.

Julie said...

Poor Kai - all that way and only to feel sick. I hope he's getting better - you can tell from his smile that he is. I think since your husband shrunk the socks you definitely deserve a yarn shopping spree. I love the booties - they look adorable. I know what you mean about gifting stuff - I just gave away a scarf that I made about 6 years ago. Took me that long to consider whether anyone would want it!

Hege said...

Oh, those booties is lovely!! The buttons are sweet.

And I hope Kai is feeling better!

Janice said...

LOVE the booties, they are so cute!! Bummer of a ski trip for your son. It's no fun to be sick and away from home. His hat looks great, and maybe his socks will still show up.....

Tracy said...

Love the booties...too cute, and the Fruity Pebbles coloring is adorable. Glad your Kai is on the mend. :o) Happy Valentine's Day to you & yours ((HUGS))

TheBlackSheep said...

Poor guy! It's bad enough being sick, but it's worse when you miss out on the fun stuff. Hope he's better now.

Cute booties! Those are family heirloom material.

turvid said...

Really cute booties! :)

JayJay said...

I just made the same booties! Mine turned out pretty small, but I think they'll be good for a newborn. I hope the socks survived!