I have two kids that I’m extremely fond of, but they are old now. And by ‘old’ I mean that they are no longer babies; they are 9 and 6.
Yep, that’s them. And they’re lots of fun and really cute, and Tilly is still small enough that I can knit a lot of things for her pretty quickly…
But not as fast as I can make things for babies! :) I love other people’s babies; I can hold them, then give them back and get plenty of sleep. It’s magical. Lucky for me, my cousin, Shawna, had a baby a few months back. A little boy. And last week I mentioned that I was gonna get started on some new little, crocheted loafers for him. I think I’ll test out a few patterns, but the one I’m working on now is a pattern from The Stitch House. “Little Loafers” by Cassi Ence. It’s clearly written and has an adorable picture of the little shoes. I obviously haven’t finished these yet, but they’ll be done in no time at all.
I like these so much that I might need to make a very tiny pair for my niece that’s going to arrive soon. That’s right…another baby! Yay! My sister-in-law, Corrie, is due any day now, and we’re all super excited. I made a few items in time for the baby shower last month. The shower theme and the nursery colors were/are lavender and gray.
That last photo is of the baby blanket/shawl. I used a snowdrop lace pattern for the middle, then picked up stitches for a garter stitch edge, and bound off with picots. The edges look a little distorted, but it has a nice appeal in person.
The baby is due on the 15th of this month…let’s see if I can get anything extra knitted/crocheted before my niece arrives.
In the meantime, which buttons do you think look better with the Little Loafers? The ones on the left? on the right? or different buttons altogether?