Wednesday, March 07, 2007

When Gifted Knits Are Worn

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!

Now speaking of warm and snuggly, I thought I would just share another picture with you, seeing as the Peanuts haven't made an appearance in a while. Here they are, chillin' on the sofa, at 7 months...

17 comments:

Disentangled said...

Yay - baby toes!!!

Mouse said...

Awwwww! Cuteness! You're right though.. they look way cuter modeled on those little feet..

knitzalot said...

I love it when my gifts get put to good use! Those booties are so cute!

Kara said...

Cuteness overload! Aren't they just the sweetest things...and the booties are not bad either. ;)

EDNA HART said...

It doesn't get any cutter than this!

mle said...

Your peanuts are too adorable! my husband is an identical twin so I have a special soft spot for twins!

Dee said...

oh love the baby pics, I miss the tiny feet! The peanut pic is classic, I swear I see some Uncle H going on in their faces...

Theresa said...

Super super cute!

Madge said...

Awww, sweet baby booties.

I'm always happy when friends and family wear my gifties, too.

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

I absolutely love baby feet, too. I've got a nice little pair around here these days, and I've been known to take pictures of just the feet alone. Too sweet.

And, I really like seeing how the twins really look different so soon. You can definitely see distinct differences in them. I forget now. Are they fraternal or supposedly identical?

Lolly said...

Holy cow, that last picture is too cute for words!! :)

Felicia said...

That is so totally awesome that your friend sent you a picture of your gifted knitting in action. That was very thoughtful. It tends to give that sense of satisfaction that our stationary pictures doesn't provide. They look terrific on!

Rachel said...

Isn't it wonderful to receive photos of your handknits being modeled by a baby? I especially love it when the photos come out of the blue -- it shows a certain genuine appreciation that is very gratifying. That little snuggo is adorable and clearly enjoying her booties!

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

So freakin' cute - I love that bootie pattern - I definitely need to crank out some more of those!

Hilari said...

Ack! The cuteness!!! The cuteness!! Must. Look. Away! Must resist urge to make googly sounds!
Too late!!!

Awwww -so cutey, cute-cute!! Snuggums Wuggums! Widdle baby-waby feet!

jillian said...

That is the best - to get pictures of knit gifts being worn, especially by little un's! So cute!!! Looks like that bootie style stays on well, good to know :)

Anonymous said...

Baby feet--how cute! It's the greatest, knitting for babies, isn't it?

- MJ