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Topic: Results of Foolproof Bootie Project!  (Read 1443 times)
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« on: April 28, 2008 06:06:59 PM »

So I followed the advice of a fellow Craftster and used a pattern by Bev to make simple booties for a friend's preemie twin girls.  It was a bit of a struggle to make, even though the pattern was pretty foolproof.  But, me being me, it got difficult.

After making two unuseable Frankenbooties (varying gauge, didn't stitch up properly),  I ditched the baby weight yarn that was snarling and generally just awful, and went for Caron Simply Soft Baby, which was worsted weight.  I had to go down to an E hook, because the yarn was bigger, and my gauge is generally really loose.  I finally finished a bootie, then had a fit because I had no idea if it would fit the babies or not.  They were born at 2.5 and 3.6 pounds. 

I did a little internet cruising to figure out the sizes of preemie feets, and it was tough looking at all the tiny, tiny preemie pictures.  I was a bit of a basket case by the time I found what I was looking for.  I decided to make 3-inch long booties for both girls, hoping that by the time they reach them, they'll fit.  Or even, hopefully, be too small.  They look so small in my hand.  But then, I have no experience with infants, so all you parents out there let me know what you think. (My step-daughters, who were both preemies, too, are now teenagers and so big they wear my shoes!)

Anyway, I am happy to have made two pairs, and in making them, I have even more empathy and respect for parents of preemies. 

They fit in my palm.


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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008 09:55:15 PM »

I'm not sure of the scale of babies either, but looks like those should fit at least a normal infant.  Probably the twins can fit into them in a few weeks after birth, I would guess.

Beautiful and what a cute picture!
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008 10:22:32 AM »

Ah!  They are just adorable!
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