A more fickle knitter you will never meet. The baby booties, despite the three versions — plus one more (failed) test for a revised Robin-Hood bootie — and some super soft cashmere-blend yarn, have been deemed a failure. The ribbed version just didn’t look nice in the end. It looked so…home made. As a crafter this is painful to say, since “home made” is usually a motto of pride. But this poor little bootie was less “hand crafted especially for you” and more “you’re auntie made this for you so you’re going to wear it, no matter how much your friends laugh”. I just couldn’t bear the thought of starting this child on a path of ridicule.
Lacking an actual baby to model the bonnet, I hunted around the house for something else small and round. A vase from our Costa Rican honeymoon seemed close enough when turned upside down.
I am in LOVE with this bonnet. It looks home made in the good way. The parents of this baby are leaving the baby’s gender a surprise, so I figured the green stripes would be both gender-neutral and fun.
Now all I have to do is get this thing to South Carolina before Saturday. Ack! Think I have time to knit some baby tube socks before tomorrow’s FedEx pick up? Heh heh.