After my struggles with the sewing machine I felt the need to do a little crochet to remind myself that I'm good at one craft at least! So I've been playing around with a new bootie design for my little boy as he is at the tricky in between size where 0-6 months is too small and 6-9 months is too large.
Many strangely shaped and completely undersized/over sized booties later and I finally ended up with a bootie that I'm pleased with (the over sized bootie that I made up would probably have fit a 3 year old - not really sure why I thought it was the right size for my little one... oops!).
These booties are pretty quick and easy to make. They are made up in one piece (strap included) and then just need the ends weaving in and a button adding - easy! The front of the bootie is slightly wider than the back to accommodate my son's wedgey feet.
Not much else to say about these little booties apart from the fact that I really like them and I'm tempted (though not too sure) to write up the pattern properly (also writing a few variations for different sizes) and try selling it on Ravelry. What do you all think? - Would anyone be interested in buying yet another bootie pattern? I'd need to look into baby foot sizing too before deciding on whether it's worth the grief to try and rework my pattern into a number of different sizes.
I've also just finished up this little crochet cosy for my sister's DS lite. After failing to get round to finish off her Birthday present (her Birthday was way back last September...) I felt pretty bad so I whipped this up for her to try and help with some of the guilt. I really must at some point finish off that top for her, though I wish now that I had never started it - uggh! But I will finish it, just not right now okay :-)
Tomorrow we are all headed off up North for my sister-n-law's wedding so best get on with the packing.