2.25.2009

baby moccasins


I spent the last week working on these tiny moccasins for Erica's new baby boy, and they arrived (along with the quilt) right after she gave birth. I'm so excited for her! After I saw her post about this project from The Purl Bee, I knew I had to give it a try. It was my first time using double-pointed needles, and it was so awkward for me! At first. But after a week of practicing, I finally made a pair that didn't look like total crap. This is a wonderful pattern, and the project was such a good learning experience. I learned how to pick up stitches (not as hard as I thought it would be) and do a Kitchener stitch (way harder than I thought it would be). I'm glad I've got these skills in my repertoire now because I have the feeling that more of my friends are going to start having kids soon, and I can make these ahead of time for the perfect baby gift.

31 comments:

anabela said...

She had the baby! Yay! I've been wondering!

Those mocs are the sweetest things ever.

Anonymous said...

You get more and more fantastic by the post. Wonderful mocs. Wonderful clothes and style overall. If I were a woman, I'd kill to dress as you do. Any advice on how a man should dress? I wish there was a male version of Wiksten

pearl said...

Wow, those booties are so cute!

It took me a little while to figure out double-pointed needles, too. I made a few pairs of the "Toasty" armwarmers for Christmas presents and I ripped out and started over the first pair about 57829374 times. Your moccs are beautiful, though! You should make yourself a pair, too. =)

Barbara Brown said...

those are adorable.i wish mine were infants, but actually they would look good on young kids too. i just came across your blog this past weekend and am totally in love with your style. and lucky you, new york.
barbara brown

emily said...

those are painfully cute. and yay for the residency! *applause* Brooklyn, seriously. That's exciting.

craftyarchitect said...

These are absolutely darling!

craftyarchitect said...

These are absolutely darling!

Kristien said...

These booties are ridiculously adorable and perfect for an infant. You are such a fast learner with knitting--unreal! I always have a hard time finding cute things for baby boys--it seems like the selection is so much better for baby girls--so will have to keep this pattern in mind down the road. Thanks for letting us know about Erica's baby boy--I follow her blog and as her baby was due on my mom's birthday, I was especially interested!

copperseal said...

omg those are insanely cute - it seems like you pick up crafts so easily, jenny!

Katherine said...

these are so cute that they almost make me want to have another baby. almost. :) beautifully done, jenny.

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

How lovely! I haven't had a go at the double-pointed needles - I'd be so clumsy with them :)

jones said...

precious.

*gemmifer* said...

The cutest! Your knitting skills are getting so good!

Mariss said...

They're darling! I'll have to make a pair someday. Don't worry, seaming gets alot easier!

Erin said...

Those are the cutest things I've ever seen! Great job!

layersofmeaning said...

how cute!

Cirilia said...

Welcome to the wonderful of knitting for babies. It's scary how fun it is to knit for them--everything takes so little time and is so stinkin' cute! It's a great place to learn new skills, just like you did. Way to push yourself, btw, those are things some knitters wait ages to learn. I'm proud of you! Looks like you don't need my tutorial (shameless plug):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgMbM0jZKgs

P.S. If I didn't already say it I'm so happy for you and Joe!

hibou said...

Oh, so cute!!! Very good job!

I've been knitting for ages and I still find double-pointed needles extremely awkward. I have started using two circular needles instead, and it's so much more comfortable! Also, you don't get the weird "laddering" line where the needles meet.

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erica-knits said...

Oh, I fell in love with those, too. My first thought was, "Can I make those in my size?" Yours are unbelievably adorable. What a nice gift for a new arrival.

M said...

Wow! Those are seriously cute! I'd like to make some for myself. I might have to try something more challenging knitting-wise: i've been knitting for a while but i'm still stuck doing regular scarves but alternating patterns and stiches...

Deirdre said...

those are adorable. I like what you said about "after a week of practicing."

I need to remember that I need to try and try again before the project turns out the way I envision it.

Thanks for reminding me -- and esp with these so cute little booties.

leanne said...

This is so funny - I was going to make these for Erica too!

Nath said...

OMG How CUTE is that ??!!!!!!

Rachael Rabbit said...

So cute!

Liza Jane said...

These are outrageous. Well done! So happy I stumbled onto your lovely blog. Many cheers Xo

Piou said...

Yes it's very nice !!!

melissa said...

these are so adorable. you inspired me to make a pair for my baby boy incubating in my belly. it was a fun pattern!

Banana-head Pancake said...

my gosh those are adorable. and based on how cute their baby looks in the photos, looks like a match made in heaven.

broadcast.poulet said...

those are the cutest little things i have ever seen!

sarahelder said...

here i am trying to maintain focus for the last 20 minutes of the work day and you go off and post these. sigh. in love. will you make baby booties available in your shop? maybe by july? pretty please? that's when i'm due.