Classic bootees

One of husby’s friends and his wife recently had a baby boy and they had an “open house” visit last Sunday. After the potato sack debacle, I felt the need to complete a small easy project and given the timing, bootees for the new baby were it!


Pattern: Classic cashmere bootees (except I didn’t use cashmere!!), from Erika Knight’s Simple Knits for Cherished Babies (one of my favourites for easy, classic baby patterns)

Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton, about half of one 50g ball, shade 948 (poster blue) (woo hoo, 25g down on Knit from your Stash!!)
Sticks: 3.75mm handmade blackwood sticks, purchased at a country market
Time: 2 nights and a bit (just the sewing up).
What I learnt: On this pattern, not really any new skills or experiences – except for a feeling of mild annoyance when the new father thanked us for the “funny little bootees”. I know he didn’t mean anything by it but “funny” is not the adjective I would have chosen!! But I guess I’m biased, since I made them. Maybe they are funny looking??!!



Filed under FO 2007

6 responses to “Classic bootees

  1. Men! Love them though I do I just despair sometimes. J can’t understand why wiping down the kitchen bench and washing dishes (or at least rinsing them) is necessary to keep cockroaches at bay, especially when it Then again being a Buddist he is into catch and release. I have warned him that if I find a cockroach in the kitchen it goes to cockroach heaven!Well I think the booties are lovely. I’m sure the mother appreciated them.

  2. Whoops sorry typo in my other comment. Should read … cockroaches at bay, especially when it is so humid at the moment. Then again …

  3. Wow..sounds like he’s got a major case of ‘foot in mouth’ disease..what a dufus thing to say honestly.The correct thankyou would’ve been more along the lines of thanks for the cute booties, or thank you sooo much for making something yourself!

  4. I don’t think the booties are funny looking at all. Boys are just weird.

  5. del

    They’re not funny looking at all–they are so cute! Lucky baby.

  6. no not funny looking at all. Perfect, I think!

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