Monday, August 17, 2009

Res Completae: Little Shoes for Tiny Feet

I believe I've previously mentioned the baby boom going on amongst my family, friends, and acquaintances. In the last month alone, there were four new babies born in my family and my husband's! Having just received confirmation that the following were received by their intended tiny recipients, I can now share these new baby knits with the internets...



Pattern: Saartje's Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn
Yarn: Scraps of Koigu KPM (dark purple, light purple, and blue) and Claudia's Handpainted (the green)
Needles: US 3 dpns
Start to Finish: July 31 - August 2, 2009

Mods/Notes: I only did one strap because I didn't have enough yarn for two. Also, this pattern is fabulous and is extremely addictive. I think these might be my favorite of the bunch.



Pattern: Saartje's Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn, again
Yarn: Leftover Dream in Color Smooshy in Petal Shower
Needles: US 3 dpns
Start to Finish: July 29 - 30, 2009

Mods: Nope!



Pattern: Tiny Shoes by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: More leftover Dream in Color Smooshy in Petal Shower
Needles: US 3 dpns
Start to Finish: July 26 - 29, 2009

Mods/Notes: Nada. Also a very fun little pattern.

All together now...


The above and the below were made for my fantastic cousin, who now not only has a two toddlers under the age of 4, but also newborn twin girls! It can't be easy, but seriously, the older two are so sweet and well-behaved that I bet they're already changing diapers and offering to help their mother.



Pattern: Suede Booties by Candi Jensen
Yarn: Berroco Suede (3/4 skein) and some white novelty yarn I've had forever
Needles: US 3 dpns
Start to Finish: July 25-26, 2009

Mods: For some reason, my first attempt at this pattern yielded some very large and oddly shaped booties, so I modified it thusly:

To begin, I cast on 16 sts rather than 26. Then, wherever the pattern said “k11” in the first section, I knit 6.

In shaping the instep, I knit 24 instead of 29 in row 1, then knit 16 instead of 21 in row 16.

I just love the idea of knitted baby Ugg booties.

18 comments:

peaknits said...

I love these - every pair. My sister is pregnant - and if she finds out there is a boy in there - I gotta make some Ugg boots for the little fellow!

Christie said...

So cute!

the Lady said...

So cute, so cute! I wish I had more babies to knit for. I love booties!

keri said...

Adorable! And you're so prolific too!

Rebecca said...

Stop! These are too cute! I'm particularly fond of the green/blue/brown booties. I really like the mods and color combo. Well done!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Absolutely Adorable !!!

Eliza said...

They are all so cute! I especially love the uggs. I think I'll have to make some of those...

JoAnna said...

Thank you SO much! They are seriously cute, especially in person. I can't wait to get pictures of the girls in them... stupid summer heat. Could you come talk to W and CB and tell them that they should be as sweet and well behaved as you make them sound? LOL!

Jeanie said...

AHHHH! Almost makes me want to have another baby-almost:) They are adorable.

Philigry said...

those are so sweet! i love those boots!

sophy said...

every single pair turned out so cute -- so cute! i finally sent out my pairs of tiny shoes to my sister-in-law's sister.

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

These are all sooooo cute!!

The Paskins said...

We are kind of dragging our feet on having baby #2, but I'm thinking it might be worth it just to have a pair of those booties! If we make an announcement in a few months, you'll know why :)

a friend to knit with said...

okay.. they are all so darn cute!
but the suede booties! LOVE!!!!!!!

Alison said...

I love the colors inthe first pic! And the suede booties are sooo cute- they've been on my list forever! Here comes fall and my baby is getting bigger, I'd better get knitting!

Jodi said...

Just darling! I esp. love the top pair of Saartje's booties -- great, unique color combo. What a fun pattern to knit.

Journeying Five said...

over the moon for those! i just need to have someone have a baby to make a pair, or two or ten!

Katya said...

I simply loved that knitted uggs? they are so cute and I would like to knit such present for my friends' child. Could you tell me where it is possible to find this pattern, because I cannot open the your link...
thank you in advance :))