Auntie Ann Knits

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Boy, oh Boy -- Booties!

I made booties for a friend recently:

Chuck Taylor booties 1

She's having a baby boy.

Chuck Taylor booties 2

This is mostly based on this pattern. I didn't do the garter stitch sole, but I probably should have. I knit them seamlessly in the round, though. I also found that I needed 24" of shoelace for each bootie. Instead of making i-cord laces, I just did a chain stitch with a crochet hook. I cut the circle and star out of craft felt. I glued the red stars to the white circles the night before the baby shower, and stitched the white circles to the booties and re-made the longer laces on the ferry on the way into the city that morning.

Whew! The mom-to-be seemed very pleased.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fun with Zucchini

I didn't manage to grow any zucchini on our patio this summer. Maybe I'll have to do it next summer, so that I can make this handy little item.