This year three women I know had motherhood happen to them (last year it was just one of my knitting buddies). Two of the women are friends from the library. I decided I wanted to knit both of them baby bootees. I looked at several patterns, all of which were styled for baby girls and my friends were both having boys. I got a little frustrated and kept looking. One day I was thumbing through my copy of Knits to Share and Care by Gerard Alt and found his pattern for Bountiful Bootees. At last a boy pattern was found. I liked that the bootees looked like little boots and the pattern was fairly simple.
I hit the sock yarn stash and found enough for two pair in some easy care fibers. With a weekend and #2 needles I was off. I trusted the pattern and hope the size of the bootees fit newly arrived feet.
I had just enough yarn in a color that when knit up looked like camo boots. So cute! The next pair was suppose to be knit in blue, but by the time I got to the first bootee's sole I knew I wasn't going to have enough blue. I improvised and gave these bootees red soles. I gotta say again, so cute!
At this point the bootee knitting got good to me. My neighbor just got her first grand baby, another boy, I hit the sock yarn again and found just enough to knit a pair for this new boy too. Finally, I said enough of the cute. And to the new moms out there I say, congratulations.