Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I did it!! I knitted something!


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?

12 comments:

Småenglenes verksted said...

I have a link for you with cool patterns: www.pickles.com
Love your little booties

Småenglenes verksted said...

sorry - wrong address, www.pickles.no - a Norwegian site, but they have their patterns in English also

kathleen said...

another precious blog post, another desire to learn to knit! The booties are so sweet, and I had to comment on the name Silas. I just love that name, I love, love it. My husband hasn't loved it as much as me, so it never made it to one of our boys. To me, any little fella named Silas has to be the most precious thing!

Daegle Doo said...

Gorgeous booties. I admire your motivation and energy to do so much.
I loved this book, and is great for beginners:
Baby Knits for beginners - Debbie Bliss
http://www.amazon.com/Baby-Knits-Beginners-Debbie-Bliss/dp/1570762481/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1289425189&sr=8-3

Elisabeth Rose said...

Beautiful! I always enjoy vintage knitting books which can be found inexpensively on ebay. They usually have tons of bootie/bonnet patterns. I love your names, especially "Claire"- have you ever read the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon? Claire is the main character and the books are fabulous!

seemommysew said...

Well the booties are cute, but I think the names you have picked are even cuter. Love them both!

Pampered Brat said...

I have tried to knit and it was a mess....That is one hobby no for me! I was amazed at what a wonderful job you did on the booties!

I was just thinking this morning that I LOVE the name Claire. Its so beautiful and simply elegant. But Im all done making babies so I was going to file it away for name request for grandchildren...lol (a very long time from now)
Silas is a wonderful name too. Im so excited to find out what name gets to be used!

Patricia said...

Join ravelry.com. Lots of good stuff for every one.

Julie said...

This is a great post and a great book:
http://sewliberated.typepad.com/sew_liberated/2010/11/moon-booties.html

playsafe said...

All children love to dress up and pretend play, and they will not be disappointed in the choice of Kids Costumes.

playsafe said...

All children love to dress up and pretend play, and they will not be disappointed in the choice of Kids Costumes.

Renata said...

It looks amazing! I'm in awe of anyone who can knit or crochet! I love the names you've chosen as well!
Have fun
Renata:)