The baby sweater, cabled hat and car booties were well-received by Charlie’s parents. They sent a photo of him all dressed up in all three items (and looking unhappy!), and I noticed the booties look as though they are too small (I can see his heel in the sock portion). So, I decided he needed a new/different pair of booties.
As you may know, I’ve been dabbling with crochet on occasion. I bought a pattern awhile ago because I thought the booties were adorable! I started a pair, which didn’t turn out very well, and are still in my UFO pile. I decided that they didn’t turn out well mostly due to my poor crochet skills. So I tried again, with yarn that matches the items already given to/for Charlie. I had some help from Shawn (who crochets) and I made an adjustment to hide the worst parts. Overall, I’m happy with how they turned out - and now that I have an in-focus shot, I’m ready to wrap them and send them off.
#6 for 2013
Pattern: Baby Baseball Tennis Shoes by Marcia Peterson
Size: 9 months with size G hook
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in white and dark country blue
Mods: chain st across top of toe to hide loose stitches.