Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Booties Go Marching Two by Two, Hurrah!

I'm having one of those shout-from-the-rooftop moments where I want the whole world to know that I finished all of the baby knitting and I'm finally on top of things! Now all I need is for my friends to stop getting pregnant.

My default baby gift was a Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap and a pair of Magic Slippers. This wasn't necessarily my favorite bootie pattern when I did a comparison of baby booties on my blog a little while ago, but it was certainly the simplest to knit and to finish. Considering the fact that I made 10 of these booties, I think it was the right choice. Plus, I just discovered how cute this pattern is when you use a different yarn for the sole and the upper, so when my friends ignore my no-pregnancy request, I won't say no to whipping up a few more of these slippers.

So now things are on their way to their new owners, along with one of my Hogwarts skeins that is going to a not-pregnant friend. This leaves me with free reign to do some fun little projects all for myself. I think I'll learn to core spin and maybe even try to finish the lace shawl that has been languishing on my needles for over two years. I'm excited!


sara said...

I love the two color booties! Very cute. I may have to steal that idea.

Helga Marie Bee said...

OMG soo cute!! I am dying to try all three patterns that you posted.

Jen said...

Agree with Sara - those two color booties are super adorable! I may have to steal that idea. :)

dillpickle said...

Thanks for the tip/link to these booties. I made a pair for my sister-in-law's new baby last weekend, and they were fast, even for me (in the running for the slowest knitter ever award)! They fit, they look like they might stay on, and she likes them a lot. Perfect! (And I went with your two colour suggestion, which made a really lovely pair of shoes.)