Saturday, March 24, 2007

 Is Anyone Size-Wise?

These are my latest FO's, intended to be given at a baby shower next weekend. However, I have some concerns. The cabled baby hat is soooo tiny. It is sized for a newborn, but I'm still worried.

Also, the "Suede" baby booties are cute, but the "leg" of the bootie is really, really wide. I know they'll never stay on. I like the style of them, so I hate to replace the decorative "seams" with an eyelet row. I need some suggestions. Has anyone out there ever rigged baby bootie ankles from the inside?

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Blogger Random Musings said...

These are beautiful!

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree...they are just beautiful.......even if they didn't fit for long I would still LOVE them....those are things to keep 'till you produce them when you are told you will be a grandma!!!!! believe me..I know!!!

4:07 AM  
Blogger Austy's Mum said...

Oh these are so adorabvle! they look like little ugg boots - too cute!! The hat is nice too, and I'm sure it will stretch easily to fit quite nicely.

6:53 AM  
Blogger skhpottery said...

Babies have fat little legs, don't worry

9:16 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

I made a pair of the Ugg bootees and they fell off a lot, but the mum liked them so much she just kept putting them back on. Maybe a little pair of white socks worn inside would help. I'm sure the hat will stretch and be fine.

1:23 PM  
Blogger mamatoani said...

So cute!

We got a pair of ugg boots as a gift and they fell off a lot, but worked much better by about 6 months!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Marlene said...

Maybe you could turn them inside out, pick up stitches around the inside of the ankle, and knit a couple inches of ribbing. Done in a finer yarn it would help snug them to the leg without being visible from the outside.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I'd try Marlene's suggestion. I hate to say this to everyone, but when my little one was littler, I found all knitted bootees to be impossible to stay on -- they looked cute for pictures, but unless there was some kind of elastic, we rarely bothered with them. So, yes, try the ribbing, it may do the trick. Or the baby may not be a kicker and will keep them on. Either way, they're really lovely, so the mother will be thrilled.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knitted some ugg booties my cousin and she said they kept falling off the baby's feet. I knit a second pair for a friend, and threaded a piece of the suede yarn through around the ankle and tied it in a bow at the back. they seem to stay on quite well now, and look kind of cute with the teeny little bow at the back.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Your knits look so sweet.
One local yarn shop lady said they did a "study" on all babies coming into their store and figured out some things. One was not to make newborn bootees as their feet grow soooo fast. The other was to knit elastic thread in with the yarn so it has some pulling in abilities. Or use yarn that has elastic in it, like Breeze or Cascade.
I was going to same the same thing Marlene said as it's what you can do with the bootees you already made.
Also, I have heard rave reviews of mom's who have been recipients of the "Christine's Baby Bootees " pattern and that they never came off even during diaper changes, crawling, etc. It's a free pattern on the net.

3:41 PM  

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