I went to a baby shower on Friday night for a good friend who is pregnant with her second daughter. Since I knew she had the practical stuff covered, I decided to go for fun and homemade.
First, I made her a little lovey doll in my favorite brown floral print and pale pink bubble velour to match the pink and brown theme of her nursery. Then I decided to knit a quick pair of Mary Jane booties.
This was my first time trying this free pattern and it was quick and simple. I knit the pair in one (relatively long) night of knitting. Luckily I had the perfect little buttons to finish them.
Being in a hurry, it was the night before the shower, I did not check gauge. I don't know if that was my problem, but as adorable as they are, the booties turned out teeny-tiny.
Instead of 0-6 months size, they are newborn size. I will have to make a bigger pair so my friend's daughter will actually get to wear them. Oh well. They are still the cutest little things I have ever seen.
Pattern: Mary Jane Booties by Lucy Sinkler (free)
Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby (I think), Sport Weight Acrylic in Pink (takes very little yarn)
Needles: Size 3
Construction: Knit flat in one piece and seamed down middle of seam and up the back of the bootee.