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« on: September 19, 2007 10:23:07 AM »

I made these for a coworker who is pregnant, and doesn't know the sex of the baby.  I think they're pretty gender-neutral.  I've made a few pairs of these, they're super easy and a huge bang for the buck.  Plus, I don't like socks, so it gives me something to make with all that fabulous sock yarn.



I'm in love with the bee buttons!  When I went to buy them, I brought one bootie with me, and for some reason decided that four buttons would be enough for two pairs of booties, not two booties.  Thankfully, I decided to buy "extra" in case I wanted to make more - which means I actually just had enough for one pair.
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007 10:28:49 AM »

Adorable color & button choices!  If I was a knitter I think I'd be addicted to these, too!  Isn't it weird how you lose your counting ability sometimes in the fabric or craft store?  I try to make lists and sometimes I even remember to bring them!   
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007 10:32:31 AM »

i wonder if a pair in size 12 ginormous would be wierd?.... Very very cute, I love the bee buttons too!
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007 10:43:29 AM »

I love these little booties, and I agree that they are gender neutral.  You did a great job, even down to the button choice!   :)What yarn did you use?
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007 11:39:44 AM »

I love these booties always, and I love the bee buttons!
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2007 11:44:53 AM »

I love this pattern -- but I love what you've done with it even more.  Spectacular job.
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2007 11:46:03 AM »

Ooh!  Shocked Shocked Shocked I love them! They are so cute! I really wish I knew how to knit better! The buttons are what makes them absolutely perfect! Where did you get them?
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007 11:49:41 AM »

Ack, these are lovely.  I'm with sezouli.  I want some in my size!!  I too would love to know where you got your yarn.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007 12:00:53 PM »

I don't knit OR babies but I LOVE those booties - cute!
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cherry1123
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2007 12:28:07 PM »

Thanks so much!
The yarn is Claudia's Handpainted, in "Carousel".  The buttons are from JoAnn's, they were something like half off $1.50 for 3 (I bought 6, which in my head was enough for two pairs...)
I've had a couple of conversations about making these for adults.  I think they'd somehow lose their charm on my giant feet, but you never know Wink
Hadassah - this is a really simple pattern, and probably a good way to learn increases and decreases, if you have even basic knitting skills, you may want to give it a try - they're so small that even if you really mess up, you're not wasting too much Smiley
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