Tuesday, December 29, 2009

When someone sends you yarn...

...make baby things! It's nearly instant gratification, as baby things are so small and quickly made. I love the colors in this wool Elizabeth H. sent me.

I had some left over, so I made my first pair of Mary Janes for Gemma. I had to fiddle with them a bit in the blocking, as I somehow knit one a bit bigger than the other.


  1. Oh dear me!! Those little shoes are absolutely adorable.
    I, seriously, want to make those but I do not know how to knit or crochet (yet).
    Will you share the pattern and . . . . let me know what kind of needle and yarn I need? I WILL find a book or teacher or video to teach me .....

    Peggy (aka Soutenus)

  2. For anyone interested, I found the pattern and general instructions here:http://home.howstuffworks.com/free-baby-bootie-knitting-patterns2.htm

    One of the boons of the internet is that I don't buy cookbooks or books of knitting patterns anymore--so much is available for free!

  3. SO SWEEET! The little heart buttons put them over-the-top! I'm going to file that pattern too-one never knows when a cute pair of booties might be needed!

  4. I made those same Mary Janes and gave them to a friend a year or so ago! Aren't they adorable. I have however discovered that crochet is a lot easier when nursing and am presently immersing myself in learning this.

  5. Marianne, I have been trying to teach myself to crochet from a pamphlet and YouTube, but I think I will have to wait for a flesh-and-blood human to teach me before I can learn. I saw some of the most wonderful bootie patterns for crochet on Ravelry!

  6. Adorable! Both baby and your beautiful knitting... love the Mary Janes! And, Gemma certainly looks like a healthy girl who is developing well (your concerned posts not too long ago)!

  7. You are amazing! I love those baby shoes.


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