Handspun Baby Shoes
A lovely family from our church welcomed their second child, so the children and I took them dinner yesterday evening (well, afternoon, really…) Thought we’d include a little something for Baby Nicolas.Â Â How about ribbon-tie baby shoes?Â (Yes, I realize that’s a thumb in the bottom of the picture.Â Please just ignore it.Â I wasn’t up for photo-shopping.)
I know they aren’t the most practical gift, but there’s just something about baby booties – they are my favorite thing to knit, they make a good keepsake, and they’re small enough that I can utilize some of my spindle-spun yarn.
These are a merino/mohair blend that was a dream to spin.Â I love how setting the twist (scroll down toward the bottom) added a lot of loft to the yarn and brought out its mohair halo.Â I purchased the roving at a Spin-In on the Central Oregon Coast over a year ago, and wish I had gotten more than 2 oz!Â (The white accent yarn I spun from a mystery-breed sheepswool roving that Fredda at the Yaquina Fiber Arts Guild gave me).
There are a whole bunch of babies soon to be born at church and in our homeschool co-op, so there will be lots more bootie knitting in the coming weeks!