The Probable Destiny of All Future Sock Yarn Scraps

Do I need to say more or is the photo enough?

This little cutie is one of the booties I made with the famous Saartje freebie pattern. I think I may be the last knitter on the web to join the love fest for these, but believe it or not, this was my first time making them. What took me so long?

I used my scale and some math to determine that these took only about 50 yards of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn.  This means you could squeeze about 7 pairs out of a skein. That makes them a very inexpensive gift.

These booties were made to go with the hat I made for the same newborn and blogged about earlier this year.

I spent about 90 minutes making the booties from the time I cast on the first shoe to the time I wrapped them up to deliver to their recipient’s parents. Finding and attaching the buttons took longer than the knitting. I was grateful to Ysolda for writing up such a great tutorial on sewn button loops, which made those a piece of cake.

Can you handle one last photo or is the cuteness already killing you? More? Ok, here you go.

Project notes on Ravelry

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2 Responses to The Probable Destiny of All Future Sock Yarn Scraps
  1. Evelyn
    February 8, 2012 | 6:36 pm

    You don’t already know this but I’m a HUGE push-over for baby booties and these are ridiculously sweet.  Not only do I love the cross-over maryjane style straps but the color is spectacular!

  2. Erin (yarnsetc blogger)
    February 10, 2012 | 8:51 pm

    I now have diabetes because those booties were so sweet.  I have wanted to knit them, but just haven’t gotten there yet.  So nice to see someone else succumb!  :)