Monday, September 05, 2005

Babyland

I can't get away from baby knits right now. My parents visited us this weekend and Mom wanted a quick, cute gift for an upcoming baby shower. Say no more! With pattern in hand, we were off to the Yarn Shop to buy yarn and needles for my mom's gift.

Since I couldn't bear just being a bystander, I pulled out a small bit of leftover Koigu and--fingers crossed that I had enough yarn--we both cast on. Here's the colorful result.

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They're so tiny! The pattern called for a somewhat larger gauge yarn, so I'm hoping these will fit some newborn feet, at least for a few days! The pattern--from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies by Erika Knight--was very fun and easy. Mom wasn't too sure about the small needles and yarn she chose, but got into the rhythm quickly and is ready to seam up her pair next.

These little Koigu booties will travel with the log cabin blanket and this hat (pattern here) to my cousin and his wife, who may be having their baby boy today!

17 comments:

Jan said...

Leslie, those are so adorable! (The hat, too!) I think Koigu is the perfect yarn for baby gifts...so soft. And the color of your items will be perfect for a little boy!

Michele said...

Leslie, I love those booties too. I have that book and it's just perfect baby items. Where is the pattern for the hat. I have two upcoming baby gifts to knit and I was wanting to do a hat. I love yours!

Kyra said...

They are so yummy I could eat them!

Suzanne said...

So danged cute! What a great use for leftovers of Koigu. The booties are just lovely.

Danielle said...

Yes, I was also wondering where you found that cute hat pattern!

Vicki said...

Baby knits make me cray they're so adorable! Love the fun colors.

amanda said...

Those slippers are adorable! I love the fun and funky colors---they'll make for one happy baby :O)

sarah said...

Erika Knight is such a genius. I love all her stuff. Those booties turned out so cute!!!

goodkarma said...

Yes! Koigu is perfect for baby booties and I love the rainbow of colors you chose for these. Sweet!

Donna Boucher said...

I have some lovely angora which was meant for booties...but the pattern in Simple Gifts confused me....perhaps I will try the pattern you recommend! Thank you so much!
Donna

Donna Boucher said...

Oops...I meant the pattern in Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
Sorry.

Gina L said...

I love those booties! I have the book but now you have inspired me.

robin said...

I love the booties! What colorway Koigu is that?

Sonja Poor said...

I love these adorable booties and the hat. I would love to try the hat, but don't think I'm quite there yet. I enjoy your blog and it is thanks to your picture some time back of the precious baby bear (with spoon)that spurred me to find the pattern and start one!

Reminds me of the poem:
Which is the way to Baby-land?
Anyone can tell;
Up one flight,
To your right.
Please ring the bell.

What can you see in Baby-land?
Little folks in white -
Downy heads,
Cradle-beds,
Faces pure and bright!
(excerpt fom Baby-Land by George Cooper)

Chelle said...

Same questions as asked above, Lesie. Which Koigu colorway is that? And also is the hat pattern also in the Knights book? I got that book the other day and it has some really cute things in it. Thanks for the recommendation. Chelle

Chellle said...

Sorry, I now see that you offered a link to the free pattern of the little Baby Hat with Leaf Edging. Let me say, though, that yours is much cuter than the picture in the pattern because of the great rainbow colorway you selected. Now I just need to know which colorway that is in Koigu. Thanks, Chelle

Leslie said...

Chelle, the Koigu dye code is P122, lot 229. This skein I purchased several years ago, so I hope the color codes are still the same!