Saturday, December 6, 2008

Personal Triumph Booties!

This past fall, I decided the time had come to tackle a knitting project All By Myself. I had done scarves, hats, potholders, a blanket, socks....but in each project, I either had the friend who taught me to knit, my Knitting Guru, who entered the picture a few months later, or You Tube videos to show me what to do. I decided I wanted to try to tackle a project just by following a pattern, and see if I could do it without any help.

I chose booties, thinking that they couldn't be much harder than socks. I did go to my Knitting Guru to ask for a pattern that she thought was do-able by an amateur, such as myself. She gave me two great patterns, and although the one I decided to do had a mathematical problem in it (the directions for each row didn't match up with the number of stitches in each row) I figured a way to get around that and knitted up five lovely pairs of booties. A couple of them had little holes around the ankle where you can string a ribbon, and although it was very cute, I thought it was also totally impractical. (I am not the type of mom who would spend any time tying and re-tying ribbons around my baby's kicking ankles.) So I modified the pattern yet again and came up with this bootie that I really liked. I knitted six pairs in various colors...they were pretty quick to make, and I wasn't sure what sex my sister's baby was going to be so I wanted to be prepared! Since my nephew turned out to be a boy (as nephews often do) I sent a couple of the boy pairs up to Wisconsin this weekend. I gave away two of the girlie pairs to friend's babies, but I still have this one multi-colored pink pair left. Anyone know a baby girl with about an infant size 3 foot who needs some warm booties this winter?
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4 comments:

Natalie said...

Cameron's wants to thank his Aunt Nicole for his super cute booties! He'll have to grow a bit before he can wear them, but no doubt they will come in handy in the frigid North!

a witt said...

I LOVE those! I like the colors and everything. Very cute.

Clubbs said...

I wouldn't say no if you wanted to send them Missouri way! I have a baby girl arriving in February...she'll be our first winter baby, so we don't have any knit booties. :)
Brooke

a witt said...

Aha, too late! I have them in my hot little hands. :) I will post pics of Miss Ruby in them soon!

I bet Miss Nicole would be nice enough to do another pair, though...