Friday, March 17, 2006

These boots are made for walking

Or perhaps crawling... This is the second time I have made this pattern and I just think they are too cute to be believed. It is the Baby Uggs pattern from the DIY web site. One of my colleagues at a fashion magazine is expecting her first child. She is already and Uggs addict so I thought this would be a very appropriate baby gift.

The pattern knits up very easily, then takes a year to finish! You have to embroider all the lines of Plush except the very top band which is knitted in. The only other problem is that the yarn (Berocco Suede) is a trillion dollars. The good news is, I was able to make the soles and the fuzzy stuff from the leftover from the first pair, so for this pair I only had to buy the main color. So now instead of one pair of $30 booties, I have made two pair of $20 booties, which is still no bargain but somehow much easier to take. I figure I paid a little bit for the enjoyment of knitting these, and a little more for the happy reaction that I know they are going to get.

BB was somewhat annoyed that she couldn't get her big fat paws in them, but she was somewhat mollified by being able to pose alongside them. If I ever get that Dulaan scarf blocked, she will definitely be able to make an appearance in that.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Rain said...

I love that pattern too. Yours look absolutely darling and sound perfect for the baby in question. I know what you mean about taking a year to finish!

Norma said...

Those booties are adorable, aren't they? And especially perfect for an Uggs-loving mom.

Annie said...

Those boots are great! I hope you get a pic of the baby in them. :-)

Areli said...

What cute boots. I love that pattern, I never get tired of seeing them!

Anonymous said...

Great pattern. You inspired me to try them and they are coming out wonderful!