Thursday, June 27, 2013

Knit Baby Booties

I came across some adorable knit booties the other day but there was no pattern attached to the project listed in Ravelry. So I asked the maker if there was a pattern some where. She responded with the pattern and told me to have fun! I've completed two pairs in just a couple days. Last night she gave me permission to share the pattern. Now, I have altered it just a smidge. I changed the first K2tog and P2tog on the decrease rows to SSK and SSP. This allowed both side of the decrease to be more uniform.

FamilyDiva's Knit Booties

US5 Knitting Needles
Worsted Weight Yarn
Tapestry Needle

Cast on 41 stitches. (I used the long tail cast on)
Rows 1-12: Knit (41 per row)
Row 13: Knit 18, SSK, Knit 1, K2TOG, Knit 18 (39)
Row 14: Purl 17, SSP, Purl 1, P2TOG, Purl 17 (37)
Row 15: Knit 16, SSK, Knit 1, K2TOG, Knit 16 (35)
Row 16: Purl 15, SSP, Purl 1, P2TOG, Purl 15 (33)
Row 17: Knit 14, SSK, Knit 1, K2TOG, Knit 14 (31)
Row 18: Purl 13, SSP, Purl 1, P2TOG, Purl 13 (29)
Row 19: Knit 12, SSK, Knit 1, K2TOG, Knit 12 (27)
Row 20: Knit 1, Purl 1 across
Row 21: Purl 1, Knit 1 across
Repeat Rows 20 and 21 as desired (I completed 7 rows)
Bind off and leave a long tail to sew up the back and bottom of the booties.

I will probably make a lot of these since they work so quick and use such a small amount of yarn. They are also quite stretchy! All the booties I make will be donated to the Promise House at the end of the year with the blankets I am working on!

I'm here... with projects to share!

I know its been a while since I have been on here. I have been trying to adjust to life as a working wife and mommy. I've been a working wife since 2007 but throwing in the mommy part adds an extra challenge for me. So I am here to give you some updates on my little boy (I'm quickly learning that he is no longer a baby *sad face*) and show you some of the many projects I have been working on this year.

Jonathan is growing so fast! He will be 14 months old on Monday 7/1/2013 and he is so much fun! He is over 32 inches tall and weighs around 25 pounds. He walks and climbs stairs easily (not without supervision of course!). He says Momma, Dada, Mom, Dad, Gramma (Mmma), Grampa (Mmmpa), UhOh, Ball, Boom and Hey! We swear we heard him say "Ready, set, GO!" one day too but he hasn't said it since! He is down to 1 bottle a day and we are working to get him off that bed time bottle now. He sleeps through the night and has been most of the time since he was about 6 months old. He loves Veggie Tales and his toys. He blows kisses and gives giant hugs. We love him so much and can't imagine life without him now.

As for projects I've been working on...

Several months ago I found out that a friend of Jeff's cousin is going to be adopting a child from Ghana. She is doing rummage sales, auctions, bake sales, and so many other things to help raise the money they will need to complete the adoption. I felt compelled to crochet her a blanket... which of course turned into booties and a hat too!

I also joined a small KAL with the group of ladies I joined while I was pregnant for women due in April 2012 and I started this sweater vest for Jonathan... Its not finished because I had to put it down for a while. The pattern was written in the round and I didn't have short enough cables for it so I wrote it out as a flat pattern and am now stuck where I have to divide the back and front to make arm holes... Its a beautiful vest though and is made in a larger size so I still have time to finish it because I wanted him to be able to wear it in the winter...

I knit him an Easter vest too...

I knit a blanket using a varigated green and brown Homespun from Lion Brand and a Solid brown too. The blanket was for a reveal gift for the secret pal/sister thing we have going at church. My secret pal at the time is wheel chair bound and I thought she might enjoy a lapghan!

I have several other charity baby blankets in the works for a big (at least 4 blankets) donation to the Promise House here in Little Rock. I will be donating some baby booties too and at least one lovie I crocheted. I will make another post with those later.

I hope this post finds you all well. We are enjoying life so much right now!