Knitting for Three

Everybody knows how much knitters like to do their thang when their friends get a little pregnant. I'm no exception, but some pregnancies are more daunting for knitterly friends and acquaintances than others. There is a woman I work with, whom I like, but who's not what I'd call a close friend. She's more than a little pregnant. She is having twins.

Enter the bootie factory. That's me.

Aley's Booties 007-1

(ps - thanks to Julia for the gender-neutral Koigu, perfect for a boy-girl pair!)

For some reason I thought two pairs of booties would be a great idea. In theory, if I'd had any time at all, they would have been. But what you see above is all the bootie there is. And her shower is tomorrow. Oh well, I guess 3/4 bootie is better than no bootie at all. Perhaps I'll send a picture (I can't attend the shower anyway).

So there's your knitting update. It is really a partial one. I have at least four unfinished projects on the needles: the Urban Aran Cardigan, the Counterpane Carpet Bag, Child's First Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks, and these booties. Not to mention older, more embarrassing UFOs like Forecast - poor, neglected Forecast. It's a bad case of lingering-projectitis, friends.

ps - please welcome Max and Camille June, and congratulations to their mamas and papas!

pps - for those who asked, the pattern is a modified version of the Roll-Top Bootee pattern in 50 Baby Bootees to Knit by Zoƫ Mellor. It's the same pattern I used for the Sheik Yerbouti Booties.

Posted by jess at March 27, 2007 9:37 AM | TrackBack

Bootie Factory! I love it. I'm sure the new mom will appreciate them whenever they're finished! The 3rd bootie is a motivational problem, I know! Ick!

I've just started Child's First Sock too. I. am. in. love. I hope you get through some of those UFOs!

Posted by: Elinor at March 27, 2007 10:27 AM

What pattern are those booties? I have no friends having babies and I don't like any of the preggo's here at work enough to knit booties for them. But always good to have a bootie pattern in the back of my mind and those are coming out sweet in koigu.

Posted by: kitkatknit at March 27, 2007 10:39 AM

The booties are adorable. Where did you get the pattern?

Posted by: Andrea Mathews at March 27, 2007 10:46 AM

so cute! is that the pattern that i sent you?

Posted by: gleek at March 27, 2007 10:59 AM

Despite the bootie's unfinished state, it's really cute. That colorway of Koigu is perfect! Hope you finish the pair soon!

Posted by: seedless grape at March 27, 2007 11:00 AM

I'm sneaking around the internet and found out that you mentioned my little (big) Max. Thanks...

Oh, on being busy. I hear you and don't worry about it, I fogot I had to pee for like 4 hours yesterday because things just kept coming up. I'm trying to sit down right now and blog but I have a feeling it's just not going to happen right now. :)

PS. The photo above is beautiful...

Posted by: Aimee at March 27, 2007 11:46 AM

Super adorable! Love the yarn colors.

Posted by: Claire at March 27, 2007 12:16 PM

Those colors are fantastic - they look great in that booty (bootie? I don't know how to spell it) pattern!

Posted by: MeBeth at March 27, 2007 12:28 PM

Ooh, cute bootie! Too bad you've got to make another 3... (Hell, I can't even muster enough enthusiasm to make a 2nd sock).
But these booties are lovely and cute!

Posted by: Veronique at March 27, 2007 1:10 PM

The bootie is beautiful, the colors amazing.

Posted by: kodachrome at March 27, 2007 2:11 PM

awwww so sweet! I loved your sheik yerbouti booties, and this one looks like it's shaping up just as nicely.

Posted by: Faith at March 27, 2007 3:57 PM

That yarn is beautiful and the booties are going to be so adorable.

Posted by: Abby at March 27, 2007 4:26 PM little Oogie is 5 months. I really miss the days when he was just a little peanut. Those booties are awesome! When I had my little girl everyone gave me pink, pink, pink..oh and more pink. I was happy when my cousin gave me a bright red onesie with a puppy on it.

Posted by: Teresa at March 27, 2007 4:30 PM

That is one excellent little bootie. Love those colors!

Posted by: Maritza at March 27, 2007 4:44 PM

I'm a firm believer in the gift IOU -- If you think about it, it just spreads the fun of getting a gift out a little farther. Maybe it bothers my friends & family, but no one ever complains OR turns down the gifts when I *do* finish.

They're darling booties.

Posted by: Pam at March 27, 2007 6:50 PM

Oh you've got to finish a pair!
It looks so great in that koigu!

Posted by: Carson at March 27, 2007 7:34 PM

Too cute! Love those colors.

Enjoying your books list too- my amazon list doesn't know what hit it. ;)

Posted by: frecklegirl jess at March 27, 2007 8:46 PM

Too cute!!

Posted by: Chrissy at March 27, 2007 9:33 PM

I love these. Great yarn choice, the colors remind me of my Sesame Street days (Silly, I know). It's exactly the pattern I'm looking for to knit up some booties for my friend. I guess I'll have to learn how to use DPN's, I've been putting it off. I'm off to buy the book!

Posted by: Briana @ Horse Hound Knit Spin at March 27, 2007 10:07 PM

there they are! love 'em. did you end up buying the book or just winging it?

Posted by: carrie m at March 27, 2007 10:12 PM

I think I've got you beat. I've still got one more convertible mitten to START for a friend whose birthday was February 26th. Oh well...

Posted by: kelly at March 28, 2007 9:48 AM

Very cute booties...and what a lovely, bright Koigu colorway! (PS: thanks very much for your "enabling" - I've purchased some Telemark in aubergine after seeing your gorgeous Norwegian mittens. Should work well!) ~gabriella

Posted by: gabriella at March 28, 2007 10:04 AM

Very cute bootie! I love the colours too.

Posted by: Dorothy B at March 28, 2007 10:06 AM

Love the colors and want the booties in an adult size! :)

Posted by: Emily at March 28, 2007 11:06 AM

Those booties are just too cute! I like that 50 booties book too, but hate the 2-needle flat knitting with seams....I really like how you modified them to work in the round!

Posted by: Sophia at March 28, 2007 11:11 AM

Adorable!! I think the picture idea is a good one, you'll be done with them before you know it, I have faith.

Posted by: schrodinger at March 28, 2007 1:15 PM

Booties!!! Those are mighty adorable. Please don't fret about being late for the shower... they'll be just as well-loved and appreciated once the kiddos arrive.

Posted by: Amy at March 28, 2007 11:04 PM

The bootie is so cheerful - it made me happy when I saw it :-)

Posted by: HildeC at March 29, 2007 6:04 AM

Oh my, that is one cute bootie. Now I've got to go digging through my sock yarn stash. . .

Posted by: Kirsten at March 29, 2007 8:01 AM

I've considered buying this book before, but your picture of the bootie in progress was just too much for me. Koigu booties! Oh my gosh!!

I ordered the book from about 30 seconds ago. I'm due in 10 days. How many booties do I really expect to knit before then? =) Oh goodness.

Posted by: Faith at March 29, 2007 12:40 PM

So darn cute! I love the colors!

Posted by: Natalie at March 29, 2007 3:19 PM

those colors are stunning and perfect. and the photo is so cute... a good bootie stand-in, i think :)

Posted by: amisha at March 29, 2007 3:36 PM

Lovely bootie, crank out those booties you bootie factory you!

Posted by: Sabrina hirsch at March 29, 2007 4:20 PM

I love the colors of the bootie!

Posted by: Oiyi at March 29, 2007 5:36 PM

I'm currently suffering from a nasty case of lingering-projectitis, myself. Ugh. Funny how my HOBBY can manage to make me feel guilty.

Those booties are so cheerful! Perfect project for the situation.

Posted by: jenna at March 29, 2007 6:14 PM

The bootie is adorable! Sending a pic is a great idea. BTW the name of that bootie is the best - the name alone would make me choose the pattern.I'll be waiting for your update post.

Posted by: Miss Scarlett at March 30, 2007 11:52 AM

Very nice! That Koigu is really great for booties. Bu treally, can you ever go wrong with koigu!?

Posted by: Julia at April 2, 2007 1:15 AM

Terrific klunky bootkies for klunky footed babies (Remember those Michel greeting cards with the giant-fotted toddlers?!!). I have never known an attorney who knit before. I know what you knit. what do you litigate/draft/tort or contort?

Posted by: KnittingPainterWoman at April 3, 2007 4:56 AM

And here I thought I was the busiest bootie bee. I've done three pairs in the past couple of weeks. Super way to use up leftover sock yarn. I used a pattern that looks just like yours, but mine are bottom-up- from Knitting for Baby. I'll have to check that one out just to get a little variety in my life!

Posted by: JulieFrick at April 3, 2007 10:00 AM

this post has prompted me out of lurkdom :)
those are adorable!!
what colorway of koigu is that?
I think I'm in love with it :)

Posted by: Missy at April 14, 2007 9:56 AM

Wow. Those booties are soooooo adorable!

Posted by: Mrs MJW at April 19, 2007 11:00 AM

What pattern are those booties? I would love to make some for all the people around me that seem to be having babies this year.

Posted by: Donna Williams at April 24, 2007 12:31 PM
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