Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Mary-Jane booties

This project has been a WIP for a wee while, but I finally got around to buying some teeny tiny buttons to finish them off.


I used a free pattern from Shes Crafty and then added some crochet flowers made with the 100-flower scarf pattern here. The yarn is some brand new baby wool I picked up for a song at our local op-shop. All up I probably spent less than $2 on materials for these but I think they look pretty special.

This was my first time knitting 4ply wool and I discovered it takes a long time to produce much of anything when you are knitting on small needles with fine yarn - I'm usually a DK girl. I knitted these hoping to give them to some friends who had a baby last week, but they had a boy and I'm not sure they'd appreciate pink and white knitted cuteness! I'm hoping my friend who is due in early March is having a girl, otherwise these will have to be added to the gift box. I'm at the age where friends are having babies all the time so they will eventually go to a good home.

8 comments:

sewfunky said...

Very pretty! I like the pattern! :)

Ann said...

They are very sweet. I've just discovered Rowan yarn. Oh my goodness, so beautiful but so expensive!

Florence said...

They are so cute!

sweetp said...

OMGosh are they cute or what??

Kimberlee + Lies said...

maybe I shall make a baby just so I can have those :)
-k

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

So so so cute!! and eeek 4ply. I've not been brave enough to stray there yet.

Kate said...

These are so gorgeous!

hadley said...

thanks for blogging about my pattern! I love the little flowers!