Day 12

My baby-knitting frenzy produced a pair of booties this weekend.  I had some yarn leftover from a baby hat, and thought to myself: of course this babe needs matching booties!  Granted, s/he may not be able to wear them at the same time depending on actual head and foot size, but it’s the thought that counts.  And yes, that’s a pinkish-purple in the yarn; did you know pink used to be the preferred colors for boys, and blue for girls?  Not that I know either way…

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  • Pattern: BSJ Inspired Bootees by  Megan Grewal (Ravelled here) 3-6 month size
  • Yarn: Artyarns Supermerino, unknown colorway, about 50 yards
  • Needles: US size 6/4 mm
  • Mods: I chose to do the 1×1 ribbing at the ankle to help keep them on wee feet.

These booties were incredibly fast and interesting to knit.  They start out flat as a few stitches on the needle and quickly transform into booties almost as if by magic.  Knitting magic, that is!  I have not yet made Zimmerman’s incomparable Baby Surprise Jacket, but I have been assured that the process is similarly magical.

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There is a ribbed section at the ankle that pulls the booties in a bit to help keep them on.  I don’t really care for how that looks, so if I made these again I might leave that out for comparison.  Fortunately, the legs are long enough that you can roll down the cuffs if you like.  When Sweetie saw these booties for the first time, she said “Those are effing adorable.  Make a hundred pairs!”  Careful what you ask a knitter for…

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5 thoughts on “Day 12

  1. Love them!!!

    Baby knitting is so gratifying, you can turn out the cutest stuff with minimal yarn and time;)

    I’m excited to see how the BSJ turns out too:)

  2. I have just discovered your blog through blogtoberfest and thought I would pop in so to speak. I have to say that those booties are just so adorable and very cute. I like your knitted gloves and hats too. I will have to sit here now and read the rest to see what other fantastic things you have been making!

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