Monday, February 4, 2013

Kate, This Is For You

Hi all!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the Superbowl - if that is your thing.  Dan spent his Superbowl down for the count with a rather nasty stomach bug.  We usually enjoy all the fun, food, and festivities, but this year's menu consisted of jello and sprite and not too much enthusiasm.  There's always next year.

What I did this weekend was finish these crocheted high top sneaker booties for a friend who is expecting a baby at the end of February.   Seriously, what could be cuter than a baby wearing these adorable high tops?  I tried two different patterns I found on Pinterest with no success.  I started one pair four different times and I could not make the count work out.  The writer of the pattern actually said "I think I did this" in a couple of places.  I should have given up right then because that is obviously not what she did, but she was nice enough to share so I say thank you.  I am not one to admit defeat.  Needless to say, I finally hollered Uncle and tried another pattern.  No dice on that one either.  My frustration level was really high at this point and I was about ready to throw in the towel until I found this pattern from    If you would like to make some of these, please go to her site for the instructions.   Her pattern is super easy to follow.

This is not the pattern my friend originally chose and I am sad that I could not make the original choice for her.  On the other hand, these are really, really cute and I hope she will like them.  Little BDS will look super hip in these stylin' high top sneakers!  Why are baby booties so darn cute?

All that is needed to make these booties is worsted weight yarn, an F crochet hook, and I used some crewel embroidery thread to make the stars on the sides.  Once I got my rhythm going, it didn't take long to complete them.  I was getting really anxious about my lack of progress, but now they are done.  Hip, hip, hooray!

They will be shipped to her this week and I really hope she likes them!  It's such a pleasure to make things mother's want for their babies as gifts.  I hope she sends me a picture of him wearing them.

Everyday Donna

Things to Remember:

The "blue" you see inside the shoes is tissue paper placed there so the shoes will keep their shape in shipping.  Not anything necessary in making the booties.

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