I actually finished these weeks ago but only gave them to the new mom on Monday so I didn't want to post them just in case. She loved them and I think was truly touched that I made them, which is exactly the reaction we're all hoping for when we give something handknit! Her baby is so adorable, hopefully he won't grow so fast that he's not able to wear these before the summer heat breaks . . .
I was actually able to make two sets of booties out of one skein of Koigu, so that's a very very affordable baby gift, note to self! I knit the second pair to keep just in case someone else announces they're expecting a boy.The pattern is the old-fashioned type that's wordy and doesn't have many "next row" type instructions, but it's easy to follow and I didn't find any mistakes. If I were to change one thing it would be to shape the soles into a bit of an oval shape, these are squares and the corners are a bit too square for my taste. It's a minor thing though and I didn't think of it until after I'd picked up stitches for the second one, so I wasn't about to rip it all out to fix a small detail no one else would notice!
Baby knits are SO cute and quick to knit, it makes me want to make a whole closet full of gifts to hand out in the future! But the thought of having a closet full of baby knits is also sort of creepy . . . I wonder if Arnold would be up for wearing booties . . .
Pattern: Christina's Baby Booties, no modifications (shock!)
Yarn: 1 skein Koigu KPPPM in color P415
Needles: Size US 1 dpn’s
Started: July 3, 2010
Finished: July 17, 2010