finished object: garter stitch baby bootees

Brace yourself for the cuteness.

As I said before, I just love making these bootees. I’ve done another bootee pattern, also from the same book, and they were just not nearly so cute. They’re so little they fit in the palm of my hand:

I think used size 3 needles for these. No! I used size 2s. I used 3s for the main piece. Followed the pattern exactly. Not much more to say.

This morning, my boyfriend got back in touch with a friend he hasn’t seen in two years, since the friend’s wedding, and found out today that he and his wife have a 2-month-old kiddo, named Christian. So I am going to send the bootees to them. I think the full set (cardigan and bootees) would have been a little much, don’t you think?

2 Responses to finished object: garter stitch baby bootees

  1. Rachel says:

    What nice, non-fussy-looking booties. I love them.

    I always have a hard time with how far to go with knitted gifts for people I don’t know well. On the one hand, I want to devote my limited knitting time to the people I care about the most. On the other, I love to give knitted baby clothes so much that I will use ANY baby as an excuse to whip out a whole knitted wardrobe regardless of whether I, say, know the parent’s last name.

    I think you are wise to give them the bootees and reserve the sweater for another baby.

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