Friday, January 18, 2008

saartje's booties

A lot of bloggers have featured these totally adorable baby booties from an online free pattern designed by Saartje Breit. Here is my version, which I knit for a friend's baby who was born just before Thanksgiving. I did not make any changes to the pattern...I made the larger of the two sizes and I used Bristol Yarn Gallery's Buckingham, which is 80% baby alpaca and 20% silk. I used size 2 needles, and I think my gauge was slightly smaller than the pattern specified, which is why I made the bigger size. I topped them off with four small shell buttons, and they were very well received. I sent the picture to my sister and she requested some in an adult's size! Somehow I don't think I'll be getting to that project anytime soon...

On another note, fifteen wild turkeys visited our backyard a couple days ago. They are actually pretty entertaining to watch and I love seeing all the turkey tracks in the snow. We got another couple inches of snow last night and I think I'm going to head out for a quick cross-country skiing break!

1 comment:

emily said...

Oh, come on! Adult sized booties isnt too huge a request. Especially considering I am the un-creative sister!