I was strong at first: I only bought the size 2mm dpns at the “Art et Laine” LYS (there were no needles that exactly match a US size 2 but you can’t really tell the difference) and I used some left over yarn from the Ribbon-Tied Dress (Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino) to make these. I did buy the cute bunny buttons, but that was it. I was proud of myself for being so reasonable.
The pattern was from one of the French magazines I bought last week. I was easy enough, and made for very stretchy little booties. I obviously made the mistake of making two identical booties, instead of making the second bootie’s strap on the opposite side, but that is another story. So the baby who will inherit these will have to have two left feet — or is it two right feet?
Of course, once the booties were done, I did go back to the Art et Laine store, cracked under pressure, and bought some delicious yarn, which was reasonable, but not exactly cheap (the Euro is so strong these days.) I’m using it to make a scarf. I don’t want to say too much yet about the exact pattern I’m using, or the yarn itself, as I want it to be a semi-surprise for Gabe (he does know a scarf is coming his way).