Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Knitting for babies

Is there really anything better? I recently found myself with the perfect "excuse" for whipping up a quick pair of booties. I attended a baby shower (really just a small luncheon) on Saturday for my friend C, who is pregnant with her first baby, and who was in town visiting from New York. I hadn't initially planned on knitting anything for the shower, because it was kind of a last minute thing, but then I found myself with some extra time and motivation on Friday, which resulted in these:

The game plan: Browse through my books and my stash and see what, if anything, I could make in a jiffy. The result: A pair of "Classic Cashmere Booties" (knit instead in Karabella Aurora 8 in off white) from Erika Knight's wonderful book, Simple Knits for Cherished Babies. Though the pattern was written with cashmere or cotton in mind, I figured the yummy softness of the Aurora 8 would be a nice, comfy alternative, and appropriate for the winter climate back east. I also knew that C would appreciate its 100% merino goodness.

Knitting these were a joy, and I have to say, I think I have found my new "go-to" baby bootie pattern of choice. I've made several pairs of booties now, and these are definitely my favorite to date. The pattern was extremely well written and easy to follow, the booties are beautifully constructed, and well...they're just so freaking cute!

The shower, organized by C's sister, was lovely. Several of us (who really only get together when C is in town) met up at the Viceroy in Santa Monica for lunch. Seeing C always reminds me of how much I miss her (she moved to New York just as I moved back to LA)- it was so great to see her and the other girls again and catch up. We even got cute favors!

What a fun afternoon! Oh, and then I couldn't leave without taking a picture of myself in the ladies room (I don't think I ever have, nor ever will again say those words), since I blended in so well with the decor. Ha! (Can you find me?)

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

Those booties are so, so cute! That bathroom is fabulous too. I love that decor.

Julia said...

That's my favorite bootie pattern as well. Did you see mine from last fall with the hearts? A little applique makes them *really* special!

Disentangled said...

Those came out so super cute :-)

And the bathroom photo (Ha!) is great!

Dee said...

That's just precious! I'm going to have another kid just so I can get a pair...JOKING! But very, very cute ;)

Amanda Cathleen said...

your booties are the cutiest!! Great job!
btw love the bathroom pic, too cool : )

Theresa said...

They are pretty cute. Happy to hear they were fun to make, because that's always my sticking point with baby booties.

Mouse said...

Those are the cutest booties in the universe!! If they aren't.. they're running a good close second. Love the bathroom shot too..

Monica said...

Cute booties! I've been thinking about knitting some up.

You do blend in nicely, don't you?

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Really, how could anything that tiny NOT be cute?

And, just to go along with the decor in the bathroom, Blogger made my word verification mumbo-jumbo word green.

Lolly said...

That is the coolest bathroom! I love it! (and I love the photo!) it is like that part in "Garden State" (except much cooler!)

Cute booties!

Amy Boogie said...

Such cute booties!
And I'm in love with that bathroom.