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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2004 08:35:44 AM »

Yay for neices! I've got one coming in February (love the name BTW, my sister is leaning towards Dorothy--yeah, and we *are* in fact from Kansas, but I digress) and I want to do these booties too. The yellow rocks! Do you think the wool would be too itchy for a tiny baby?
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2004 08:40:46 AM »

Thanks everyone!!!  I was very nervous about the color, mainly b/c eveyone else seemed horrified by yellow booties for a girl.  But I really wanted to stick to the daisy theme.  For those of you wishing you caould make them for a boy...........you can.   Knit them up in blue or a dark green and pick up buttons with trains, puppies or even tractors at fabric store.  

redbirdrae, I don't think the wool is really itchy at all.  But I will say blocking makes all the difference. 

And if my only niece from my side of the family gets wind that her auntie knitted for anyone else, there will be hell to pay!  I have yet to make her the pink and purple fun fur scarf she wants.   So let's keep this between us.    


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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2004 08:29:46 PM »

Booglass!! I am so psyched that you made the booties and that you posted them and that they are so adorable... I love the yellow and love the daisies. Wow. So nice. I agree, blocking makes a huge difference and using a little liquid soap really softens the yarn considerably (slightly felting them while blocking isn't a bad thing either). As a mom (and the "designer" of the aforementioned booties) I never had a problem w/ the itchy factor b/c little babes wear socks and (even better) they're too young to complain.   Also, I've made these for a little boy (in olive green and also orange). Boys wear booties too! Grey and brown are also lovely (for boys or girls). I think the key is in the button choice, imo. You could also use a nice bead for the closure--just sew on really, really well.

About the scratchy stuff, when you're talking about a toddler, well, then you run into trouble. This is completely off topic but my daughter HATES anything knit. Hates it. Wool, synthetic, cotton---HATES it! We were in the Baby Gap and my 3 year old grabbed an acrylic fleece poncho off the rack and ran up to me, elated. She shrieked, "Oh, look! This is so nice! I love it. I should have it!" She paused (for effect, I'm sure): " Mommy, it's nice because it's not knitted. I don't like that knitted poncho but I LOVE THIS!"   By "that knitted poncho" she meant one that I spent months on, of course. My husband nearly fell on the floor laughing. Needless to say but I was not amused.

Okay, back to Booglass. Yay! Yay! Yay! Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2004 10:54:10 PM »

Those booties look great!

I think I might make these as a Christmas present for a baby boy who was just born.
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2004 03:20:28 PM »

Wow responses from the desginer of the booites and Debbie Stoller.  I don't want to sound like a total kniting nerd but OMG!!!  Great design amobabe!     

I am already hard at work on finding the perfect color for another version with some adorable buttons I found.  This is my new staple gift for EVERY single baby shower!!!!! 

And prek, you should make these.......they are so cool and easy.  A very high "oh and ah" factor. 

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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2004 07:58:38 PM »

ive been knitting these booties like its my job! i felt so proud when i finished the first pair becuase i thought the pattern was complicated... with all the turning and increases. im somewhat of a beginer. but anyways, not all i have to do is find a baby to give them to. maybe if i triple the pattern and use big needles, they can be adult size... hmmm.
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« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2004 08:05:02 AM »

have come to ask yet another idiot knit question.....
is the inc 1 in this pattern what is explained in the directions in the back of the book?  i haven't quite figured out increasing yet.  hoping booties will be the thing that sharpens the skill right up..... Roll Eyes

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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2004 08:51:07 AM »

in snb and snb nation, we use inc1 to mean "knit into front and back of stitch." (it's in the abbreviations). that's what you should do there in the booties, too. have fun!
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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2004 09:39:59 AM »

I can't get over this pattern!  These booties are going international!  I am searching for a blue bulky yarn to make ANOTHER pair of booties to send back with my mom to Costa Rica for a family friend.  Hope to have another pair to show soon.  But these are for a boy finally proving that booties are a unisex.


Edited to fix on eof my infamous spelling erros.  Hard to believe I am college educated!

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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2004 10:08:24 AM »

I can't get over this pattern!  These booties are going international!  I am searching for a blue bulky yarn to make ANOTHER pair of booties to send back with my mom to Costa Rica for a family friend.  Hope to have another pair to show soon.  But there are for a boy finally proving that booties are a unisex.



 





YAY!!! You made my day/week/season. Thanks so much Booglass.  If you can't find bulky weight cotton you could also fiddle around with doubling a thinner weight yarn (maybe cotton classic would work?) to get the gauge.
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