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« on: July 30, 2007 10:04:44 PM »

   So, I have a new cousin coming at the end of August and since this is the first related baby to be born since I learned to knit, I wanted to make a special hand knit gift.

   It's a boy, and the family's pretty traditional (Dad would flip if I knit up something lilac!  Cheesy) hence, the blue. Also, I learned cables for this project (woot!) Details on the pattern (it's free, and not by me) as well as the yarn can be found on the blog.

Now, the fun part:

Far Away Shot (Look at how tiny they are!)


Up Close  (Ooo... Cables!)


On HundHilda (From the BF, just for fun; plus, I don't have any babies around for modeling)



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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007 12:34:12 AM »

aww, those are so cute!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007 02:41:20 AM »

They are lovely.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007 05:01:26 AM »

Those look great!  Good job on the cables!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007 09:05:51 AM »

So cute!! LOVE the cabling.

And I think my bf has that same stuffie that I got him last year. It's a dachshund, right? Ours is named Dash: Best Dog in the Universe haha
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2007 10:54:16 AM »

You've done a great job and I love your model.

If you don't mind me asking, where did you find the pattern?  And what yarn did you use?  I've never knitted baby booties before but I have two gals to knit for--one of which I have to start/finish today and tomorrow! Ah!

Maybe you girls know?  What's best to knit baby booties out of?

ETA; Ok dunce moment, I just saw the reference to the blog.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2007 02:24:24 PM »

Sweet.

Don't you love the payoff of making tiny things that you can finish within hours/days?
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2007 02:39:40 PM »

Thanks for all of the nice compliments!  Cheesy

jezzyloo: Yes, it is a daschund! The bf will be amused to know there are more! HundHilda is actually the second one he bought me... there is also a black one, Schweinhund (yes, Pig Dog). He insisted on German names. Weird, made-up German names. I like you name, too; so powerful for such a tiny dog!

Legerdemain: Yes, it's all on the blog. But I wanted to note that this yarn is MACHINE WASHABLE! My friend with kids agreed that washable yarn was the way to go.

CraftScientist: It's so nice to do something quick! It was a good break from the socks I've been working away on.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2007 05:00:32 PM »

Your booties are adorable!  Grin
Thanks for the free pattern.
I was going to print it out before, because I have a hat pattern to go with it. Now that I've seen how cute your booties turned out, I finally decided to print it off.   Cheesy

But I've got a question, if you don't mind.
After it says: These rows form the sides of the booties.

It says: (RS) P 1 row. (I understand this, easy).
Then:    K 2 rows, p 2 rows twice. Huh
Does this mean to knit 2 rows and then, purl 2 rows twice?
Or: Knit 2 rows, purl 2 rows, do all of this twice?

Thanks so very much to anybody who could help me out, and clarify that part of the pattern for me.   Grin

If you're interested in a cabled baby hat pattern to match the booties, there are two here: http://heyjulie.wordpress.com/2006/08/18/cabled-baby-hats/   
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2007 05:14:24 PM »

Thanks for the patterns, I'll have to check them out!

As for the pattern, this will sound dumb, but I knew I wanted to two "ribs" up along the side and I thought that part was confusing, too. I didn't realize until the 2nd bootie that I kind of made it up to look right to me. Here's what I did (I think):

(RS) P 1 row
K 2 rows
P 2 rows
K 1 row

So it looked like on the right side bottom to top:
2 purled rows
2 knit rows
2 purled rows
Top of booties begin

I guess I subconsciously cut out the "twice" part the first time around, but they seem pretty perfect. They look like the picture, anyway.

There is a typo in the pattern in the top of booties section. I think it's Row 10, which should read "k6" at the end, not "k5." You'll know it when you get there; that section's a lot like turning a sock, so you'll know how it should go as you're working it.

Anyone else have advice on that part of the pattern?
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