Yes, those are booties! For Baby Curry, who is on his way AS I TYPE. I've gotta get these suckers in the MAIL!
I use some of the leftover Sock Candy from the socks of my previous post, with the same Addi US1s. I started out using this pattern (WARNING: PDF!) by Cat Bordhi as a guide, but when I got to the heel I got confused about the directions, which I'm sure are fine and all, but I didn't want to spend more than 2 seconds thinking about it, so I just did my own thing. I did some short-rows, closed 'em up, did some decreases, and called it a babyheel. You'll see I didn't put as many rings on the top of the booty/sock as she did. Anyway, the pattern is fun and easy, and seems like a great way to deal with leftover sock yarn! Oh, I might add, this was the ONLY pattern I could find for baby booties/socks that involved sock yarn and wasn't super girly looking. Girly booties are cute and all ... for baby girls. Baby Curry is a BOY. I tried this pattern (PDF YET AGAIN! - it's Interweave's free "better than bootie baby socks" pattern) at first, and although the booties aren't too too feminine, I cast on and knit the first few rows and the thing was just HUGE. It seemed like a more appropriate size for a 2 year old, not an INFANT for God's sake. I mean, it was on sock yarn, and was 44 stitches around. I hope to God Jenny doesn't have to give birth to a baby that big!!!!
Now that I'm through griping about the free Interweave pattern, here's another adorable booty shot, of a precious little heel:
I can't wait for it to have a little baby foot in it!!!!
And in OTHER baby news (I seem to have an inordinate number of pregnant friends at the moment - something I've never experienced!) - I just got some fancy organic cotton to make a blanket for another baby-to-be:
I cast on last night for this pinwheel blanket, using US7s. Hopefully I can get this sucker done in time for the shower!