Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hootie Booties!

Being a knitter, I, of course, am obsessing about what I will knit for the babe.  I figured I'd start with something small, something easy.  Booties.  No problem, right?  Well, it turns out I'm really picky about booties, apparently, and it took me 2 months just to find a couple of patterns that I liked, not to mention to try them out.  After three failed attempts... one had an illegible pattern that I just couldn't figure out, one pair were GIANT when they finished, and one pair ended up all twisty and weird... I finally settled on the cutest pattern from Ravelry called "Hooties."  My first attempt needed to be tossed out, because one of the steps was not quite sussed out, but once I figured out what the pattern was asking, they turned out really well.  View the yarn porn:

Can you see the owlies?  I had a bit of a hard time getting a good picture of the cabling where you could really tell they were an owl motif, but here's one where you can see the sides, as well.  I used some really pretty purple beads I found in my bead stash, and the yarn was a ball that came in a bag of yarn my mom found at a garage sale.  Yay for materials on hand!  

I think you can see the owls better in this picture.  I'm really happy with how they came out.  And I still have a ton of the pretty tan yarn left, so if I find another bootie pattern in another 3 months, I can make another pair!  

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