I love knitting gifts for others. Especially for babies, my soft spot. You never really know, though, if the items you gift will ever be worn or, for that matter, how they will wear. This is why I was thrilled to hear from my friend that the booties I made for her baby girl are getting much use, and even more thrilled to see photos of the booties being modeled by little Camilla. As if baby feet aren't cute enough bare, in all their puffy glory. I'm dying.
Below are the Erika Knight booties, as depicted in their official FO portrait shot back in August.
Yeah. Not nearly the same effect as when they're being worn on tiny feet. I know. I don't take it personally. ;) Although the pattern was written with cashmere or cotton in mind, I knit the booties using Aurora 8- partly because I had some on hand, and partly because I figured its yummy softness would be a nice, comfy alternative, and warm enough to handle the winter climate in New York. I also knew that C would appreciate its 100% merino goodness. Camilla looks so warm and snuggly- I couldn't be more thrilled!