Monday, October 16, 2006

Baby Shoes

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Pattern: Stripy Bootees from 50 Baby Bootees To Knit by Zoe Mellor
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pima Melange (100% Pima Cotton)
Needles: US 2
Size: 3-6 months

I made these at the request of a friend who wanted a special gift to give to a new mom. She told me what size to make and that they were for a boy, but left the pattern selection up to me. I immediately thought of these shoes, since I'd made them before. I remembered that they were cute and that the mom I gave them to said they were the only booties that would stay on her baby's foot. The only thing I didn't remember was how long it takes to knit them. This pair took me fourteen hours. Normally that wouldn't be such a big deal, except I really wanted to start knitting my cardigan. Maybe I'll be able to start it this week.

15 comments:

  1. Fourteen hours! Wow. But they are very, very cute.

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  2. Those are so adorable! 14 hours? You're a good friend!

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  3. Now those are a pair of booties! I bet they do stay on the baby's feet.

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  4. these are precipus booties! I think some of the cutest I have ever seen!!!

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  5. It's amazing how something that small can take such a long time to knit, isn't it? It was well worth the time spent, though. They're great!

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  6. Amazing. That is the word I'm looking for. When I see the projects you knit amazing. Love the booties can't wait to see the cardigan.

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  7. those booties are really cute... and i love the baby book in your last post!

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  8. They are SO cute! I love the tread ; )

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  9. Those booties are just darling! Have not bought that book yet, but I was planning to!

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  10. You do such amazing work! They are just beautiful!!

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  11. 14 hours is a long time, but looks like the booties were well worth the time spent. They are adorable and very "boy" looking. I'm sure the new Mom will appreciate your hard work. They are adorable.
    Linda B

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  12. Another pattern book to put on my Christmas list! Those booties are cute!

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  13. Those are some of the cutest booties I've ever seen! Too bad they took so long to do YIKES!!

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  14. I love having that book as a resource. VERY CUTE booties! I really like your color selections. The pumpkin hat is adorable too and the book looks great!

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  15. They are so cute, your friend will love them.

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~Tracy