“B” Is Also for “Booties”

Well, baby booties (or stockings, in this case):

Cat Bordhi socks, all sewn up and ready to mail

Cat Bordhi socks, all sewn up and ready to mail

These were knit for a friend’s impending cyclone (a baby girl, who was early but hopefully fine). Colors chosen because, honestly, pink just blends too much with skin sometimes. So a light grey-blue seems to be in order, in cotton for August weather. The socks/baby booties are the ones in the Knit Happens post a while ago.

Specs: Light grey wool is Schoeller Esslinger Fortissima Cotton color 23.

If you want to make little wee stockings for small feet, check out the following resources:

For people who sew, check out Heather Bailley’s Design site (her blog is full of really great pictures of puppies at play and creative things). I looked at the Bitty Booties and thought “Oh, too, too cute. Wish I’d seen them before knitting!”

Then there’s a cute pair of knit booties that look like Mary Janes, designed by Sartje in the Netherlands. The link to the .pdf and the picture of the project are to the right of the text in the center. There’s also a book called “Simple Knits for Cherished Babies,” by Erika Knight, if one needs a book with many many patterns to knit up for that special newborn.

If you do crochet, there are lots of patterns to look at online. One pattern is here, from Roxycraft. And then there are ones suitable for a christening.

All said, I’m glad I took the chance to knit these for Project Spectrum 3 air. I learned to knit a new kind of sock and got a gift out of it. I’m practicing for the Philosopher’s House Socks, for myself. I’m getting less afraid of Cat’s unusual designs.

I don’t think I will be knitting many baby socks or booties in the future. My friends and family seem to have hit their personal happiness in number of kids (I just assume that anyway, until told otherwise). I’m content with showering the current group of young ‘uns with knitted mittens or hats now and then. Oh, and when I get the chance… just playing or going to the zoo or museums are great. And here’s a bonus picture of the Stormy Weather baby hat:


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