Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh My Stars!

What is more adorable than baby booties? Converse baby booties of course! In my search for the perfect project for my yet-to-be-born niece or nephew, I settled on these classics:

Raveled here

They will go with anything, can be for a boy OR a girl (although pink shoe laces may be in order if it is a girl), and they are just so darn cute!

The stars and circles were carefully handcrafted out of wool felt, and I am pleased to say that I know how to knit shoe laces (an I-cord).

Pattern: Converse Baby Booties by Xalleykatx.

Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Dreambaby DK Solid: one skein of black and one skein of white.

Time elapsed: Three weeks - considering other projects I was working on and Thanksgiving.

While it was a simple pattern, not all went smoothly with this little project. Mainly because my dog ATE a nearly finished bootie. And by ate I mean that she destroyed and consumed so much of it that it was not salvageable. Yup, I was pretty livid. Fortunately it didn't take too long to knit another bootie and they turned out quite well.

So well, in fact, that my husband would like a pair for himself ... of course I would need more yarn!


PeePaw said...

Great booties! I like the real things too!

Zil said...

Those are fantastic! I didn't know you could make knitting needles do that!

heather said...

These are adorable! I had knit Mary Janes for L. I loved them and now have them saved in a tote. She had a pink pair and a black pair.

Anna said...

Those...are crazy cute!