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Because most babies kick before they can walk…football boots!

Because most babies kick before they can boots!

Another dreadful photo, my apologies! It’s an old one, actually, that I came across when I was sorting out some old pics on the laptop.

I was obsessed with making the cutest bootees ever, and thought that little football/soccer boots would be quite sweet.

HOWEVER……..I failed to take into account the extra chub that little people like to wear around their feet, ankles, legs…well, all over really. Which meant that these particular baby shoes were almost impossible to get on – oops!

I thought I would share the pic anyway in case anyone out there is in a babyshoe kind of mood and would like some inspiration. Just remember to allow for babies’ adorable fatness when making up the “sock” part 🙂 If anyone does re-work this idea, I would love to see a picture!

Tonight I am working on a cardigan for a friends little girl, who is almost a year old. It should be finished by tomorrow, with luck, and I look forward to sharing some pics – as the design took on a life of it’s own, as these things often do. For me, at least!


A robot hat…he may even wear this one :)

A bit of fun...he may even wear this one :)

My son often admires the hats I make, but will rarely keep one on his head for long. He was like that as a baby but I was hoping he would grow out of it, especially if I let him help with the design. He requested this one and was most helpful with the choosing of the colours, buttons and googly eyes.
This one is a robot, although it didn’t look all that robot-y until the ear-pieces went on with the little antennas. The yarn is a soft grey aran-weight that I had in my stash, and am glad to finally use up. I will not be beaten by this enormous stash of yarn!
My boy prefers most of his clothes to be loose rather than snug, which means this hat could probably fit me…if only I was brave enough to wear it 🙂

Stash-busting baby shoes

I am currently trying very hard to use up a massive yarn stash, so that I can justify buying loads more – of course! Here is one of the ways I like to use up small amounts of DK or worsted weight yarn.

I am proud to say this is one of the first designs that I ever came up with on my own, and it’s so simple that I go back to it over and over again. One of these days I might even write it down!

The little shoes are slip-ons, with enough stretch to go over a baby foot and stay in place – hopefully!- and the laces are stitched firmly in place to stop little fingers pulling them out.

They aren’t quite right for my neonatal unit pile, so I am creating a new pile to go somewhere else. My thoughts at the moment are either a womens’ refuge or a local charity shop.

Coming this way soon……..I would hate for anyone to visit this page looking for a robot and be disappointed, so I am hooking up a crocheted version and will share as soon as he has his robot dancing shoes on…

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