FO Friday – beanies and booties

pink baby booties | ASimpleHomestead.com

It may be warm outside, but I’ve been on a hat kick lately again. A couple of nights ago I finished a hat for a swap.

 

no-name hat | ASimpleHomestead.com

 

Yes, another swap. I just can’t seem to stay away. This hat is traveling to Germany even though she did say she was sweating this week :-). It’s my design and it has no name yet. I’m thinking of making another one in a different color so it photographs better. I have the hardest time getting reds and deep pinks / purples to come out correctly.

Although I have to say the color in this hat looks pretty much dead-on.

 

Jamie's hat | ASimpleHomestead.com

 

Papa looked at me strange when I took this picture. Not because of it’s a selfie … I think he’s used to those (although he still rolls his eyes). No, it was the fact that it was 80°F outside and I walked out with a coat on. I wanted to cover up the shirt I was wearing! It didn’t seem right to photograph a winter hat with short sleeves. It also made sure I didn’t waste time taking pictures *pant, pant, pant*.

Last year I met someone local named Carolyn and we met up in person for a knitting date at a local park. We’ve gotten together several more times and eventually we were joined by her friend Kait, when Kait moved to the area. Together, they have a fun weekly video podcast they publish called Chain344 where they talk about knitting, fiber arts, and sometimes sewing and nerdy stuff.

 

pink baby booties | ASimpleHomestead.com

 

We gathered recently at yarnology in Winona, MN for what might be our last meet-up for a while – because Carolyn is going to have a little girl sometime in the next couple weeks! I don’t know her terribly well (although I seem to stalk her on every social media platform available!).  Even so, I really wanted to give her a little something for the event. So I made baby booties!

 

white baby booties | ASimpleHomestead.com

 

I made two pairs for her little girl but at first I thought they looked terribly small. Later, I realized … yep, babies have feet that tiny!  But before that realization set in, I had already made a larger pair of booties.

 

cream baby booties | ASimpleHomestead.com

 

I only gave her the pink and white set; I’m not sure what I’ll do with this cream-colored pair. Makes me a bit sad my baby is so grown-up already…

She said I could make her a pair like these as slippers, but I know her better than that.  She’d much rather run around barefoot than wear anything on her feet!

One Reply to “FO Friday – beanies and booties”

  1. The booties are adorable! I’m always amazed by how tiny baby feet are, too. Thanks for sharing with the Knitting Love Link Party!

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