Ah! Baby booties! I love to knit them. So that's why I knit three of them this week, instead of just two. Okay, I lie. Actually, I knit three because the first two didn't match up; the sole on one of the booties was considerably larger than the sole on the other bootie, and as knitting laws dictate I didn't notice this until I was sewing them up. Being the
perfectionist that I am, I knit another one so the pair would match. On December 24th I sent this pair of booties over to my neighbor for her baby boy, who had been born a few days before. Yesterday she made a surprise visit to my apartment with her baby (who is so cute, but I was caught unawares! Oh, how I love receiving people when my home is a mess and I look like a slob) to thank me for the booties and to let me know that her baby wore them on Christmas. Awwwww.
Look how teeny they are! They're a variation on some stripey booties featured in Zoe Mellor's 50 Baby Booties to Knit
, which Carolyn
so thoughtfully sent me last month when she noticed that I had it on my wishlist. This book is great and I'll be knitting many more booties from it, I'm sure. Thank you very much, Carolyn!