Lately I've been thinking about how knitted booties look much more boyish than crocheted booties, so I decided that I need a crocheted pair to match the Claire/girl blanket and a knitted pair to match the Silas/boy blanket. Then that got me thinking about how I need to get past the "swatch" stage of knitting and learn to knit something useful. I watched a few You Tube videos, and spent waaay too much time on Ravelry (a girl can get lost there ya know), but I finally called my friend Cami who last time this year was knitting boy booties for her own little one.
She came over yesterday and walked me through this simple little baby sock/bootie and I was really surprised at how easy it really was! I can knit! It's not perfect (at all) but I didn't expect to get this far! Now I want to try these booties in the gray yarn that I'm using in the boy (Silas) blanket. I can't wait to see how they turn out!
I'm going on a little outing tomorrow and I wanted to swing by the bookstore to look at knitting books. Does anyone have a good suggestion for a beginners knitting book that has baby projects? Or are there any good knitting blogs out there that I need to know about? xo, Sam
P.S. Do you like how I snuck in our baby names?