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Sneaker Booties Times 2

A little over a month ago, while I was getting my nails done, somehow the topic of knitting came up.  My nail tech casually asked me if I could make a set of baby booties for her to gift to a family member who is expecting twins.

Now, you’ve gotta know how much I adore my nail tech.  I’ve been visiting her nail salon for about four years, and she keeps my nails looking oh-so-fabulous…

After I left, I texted her a photo of something I’d made in the past, and she told me what colors she wanted.

Today, I took the finished booties to the salon when I went to my biweekly appointment.  She was very pleased with the results.  We considered each others’ work a trade (knitting for nails) and called things even.

Take a look at the finished projects…

If you’re on Ravelry, go to my project page.  I’m Auburnchick over there.  Feel free to friend me too!

Oh, and did I mention that the pattern is free?!

This is such a quick, easy knit that requires a minimum amount of yarn.  It’s also knit in the round, so there is no seaming!

Pom-Pom Baby Booties

Nothing like the holidays to get your knitting ramped up, eh?

I made these to accompany the ruffled hats I finished last week.

The pair below is made from Bernat Baby Jacquards “Berries and Cream.”

And the colorway below is called “Boys and Girls” (same yarn brand):

The set…with the hats:

Ok…pattern comments…

First off, you can find the pattern here (it’s free).

WARNING – The pattern has a couple of mistakes that had me scratching my head.

Did I enjoy the pattern? Only up to the Sole portion, in which there are mistakes.

The pattern, overall, was a bit strange…kind of like working a sock with a twist. I selected the pattern because it didn’t require seaming. I knit them in the round using size 4 dpns.

I made four of these booties, and all four were knit a bit differently. For some reason, I just didn’t get something in the instructions.

My recommended pattern modifications:

Under the Sole section – Rounds 2 & 4 – Omit the K2 at the end of the rounds.

Only knit through Round 6 of the Sole. The bottom is plenty big enough. You might even want to try stopping at Round 5.

For the pom poms, I used the Clover Pom Pom Maker (size 3/4″). This is a fairly easy way to make pom poms, once you get the first one done.

Content to Just Be

Today is Black Friday — the biggest shopping day of the year.  It’s the time when people take advantage of sales, knocking over one another to grab the perfect gifts for loved ones.

So why am I sitting here writing this post?  Well, it’s because I’m content to just be.

I actually cannot stand to shop, and I like crowds even less.  Why torture myself when I can be sitting home working on this:

Pom Pom Baby Booties

Pom Pom Baby Booties

It is the beginning of a set of Pom Pom Baby Booties to accompany the ruffled hats I recently finished.

Being home alone also gives me the chance to indulge in this:

Chocolate Chip Cake

Chocolate Chip Cake

You saw the empty cake plate the night before Thanksgiving.  Well, I surprised my brother-in-law and made another one yesterday.  There’s still a little left (the pictures above and below was what it looked like when I placed it on the table for Thanksgiving dinner).

How many of you got up early to shop?

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