Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Baby Things

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Last Friday after I mailed in my donation for The Preemie Project, I thought I would begin knitting something for myself, but then I remembered the baby shower I was invited to attend on Sunday, so I knitted these booties instead. They are called Daisy Lace Bootees from the book 50 Baby Bootees to Knit by Zoe Mellor. I needed them to be big enough to fit a three month old baby, so I knitted them with Caron Cuddle Soft yarn (fingering weight) and size US 3 needles. Though they looked big to me compared to the preemie booties I make all the time, the guide on the back cover assured me they were right. I included them as part of my gift and they were appreciated.

Now I can start on something for me, right? Well I could, but on Saturday John took me to my favorite yarn shop so I could pick up whatever I wanted for a Valentine gift. Would you believe one of things I bought was the book Simple Knits for Cherished Babies by Erika Knight? I just can't stay away from the baby things! Of course, I had to try a pair of booties from this book right away. Afterall, there are two more baby showers to attend in the near future. One thing led to another and I've been knitting booties all week, trying different patterns and different yarns. Eventually, I'll cast on that second sock that's waiting for me in my knitting basket and I'll work on some other projects I have planned, but for now I'm having too much fun with this.

8 comments:

  1. those are adorable! knit whatever makes you happy :)

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  2. Those are adorable. The question is, could you resize the pattern for preemie sizes? You know you're thinking about it! I have been looking for a good yarn so I can try to knit a few things for the preemie project. Is there any yarn in particular that that you recommend? Any you absolutely detest? Curious minds want to know.

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  3. What sweet booties!!

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  4. Those booties are so precious!

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  5. i love those booties.. i have never been to twisted yarns! you should really make something for yourself one day... i know i hardly make anything for myself either...

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  6. Simply beautiful! I know the feeling of knitting for baby....everything is so sweet.

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  7. Adorable little booties!

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  8. I hope you get to knit something for yourself soon; and thanks for sharing that story about your MIL- how sweet!

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~Tracy