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FO: Baby Booties

Following on from yesterday’s post, I also knitted my friend some booties. You’ve all seen these, I’ve knitted my fair share of them in the last few years.

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I decided to use the same colour cotton as the cardigan yesterday. I love the colour, but I was worried that it might be a bit too matching, but in the end it was actually fine.

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While I previously used DROPS Merino Extra Fine for these booties, I now always stick with DROPS Muskat, which works very well.

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I had some buttons in my stash that I used, which I think work well and are definitely unisex.

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I haven’t seen these on, but I am sure they looked adorable on my friends little boy.

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FO: Summery Cardigan

In late Summer 2013 I made a couple of things for a good friend from Australia. She was had a little boy in September 2013. I’ll post the three items that I made for him in the next three days.

First off here’s a cardigan I made, another DROPS pattern. I decided on something that used cotton rather than wool as he was born just on the cups of the Australian Summer.

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I remember knitting this, it’s really nice and quick and I love how the lacy pattern looks. It’s a good cardigan for a Summer baby or one from hotter climates.

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Because I didn’t know at the time what my friend was having I picked this light pistachio colour and I love how it looks. I have to say, some of the pictures don’t do the colour justice.

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And here are some close up shots of the finished piece.

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FO: Booties

I can’t believe it’s been over two months since I last posted. We’ve been busy here with holidays coming to an end, my job being very busy and other things (watch this space).

I thought it might be a good idea to get back to posting my huge number of FO’s from the last few years (yes embarrassingly I have so many that I haven’t written about).

These booties were made for a friend from school who had a baby boy in 2012, I made him a pixie hat too and blogged about it here.

He was the lucky recipient of the booties I designed myself.

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I still love this pattern, even though I mainly knit Saartjes Bootees at the moment for gifting. These little guys are brilliant because I can use up lots of leftover sock yarn for them.

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They are great also because they are one of the few baby booties that actually stay on those cute little feet.

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Here’s a quick shot of the bootie and pixie hat together.

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And would you look at those sweet feet in the booties…

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