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KristiMetz
03-25-2006, 01:33 PM
I ordered the yarn needed for the Baby Ugg Booties featurd on Knitty Gritty... it was around $25 for the three balls I needed!

This is a gift for a friend I haven't seen in a long time who is having a baby... I'm also knitting a couple of other things for them.

I have a bit of buyer's remorse about spending that kind of money just for a pair of booties!

I'm wondering if anyone has subbed a different yarn and gotten some nice booties with this pattern? Any advice on something I could use instead?

I'm also wondering if I could just resell this yarn I bought on ebay when I get it. Will I be able to get my money back out of it?

KellyK
03-25-2006, 01:42 PM
Could you also knit a mathcing hat & mitts? Use the rest of the yarn in some other way?

KristiMetz
03-25-2006, 02:01 PM
That's a good idea, there is a matching hat pattern that goes with it. But, the booties use up pretty much the whole ball of the main color, from what I can tell. :?? I would have to buy another ball of the main color in order to make it work, I think.

koolbreeze
03-25-2006, 02:29 PM
i think i used 1 1/2 balls for the hat and one bootie...

But i will tell you this now...the hat and bootie are WAY TOO BIG for an infant. my 3 yr old can wear the hat and the bootie won't fit till the baby is walking. i was reall disapointed in the out come hence the one bootie!

KellyK
03-25-2006, 02:48 PM
You wouldnt HAVE to make that particular hat....any old hat would match if you used the same yarn...

KristiMetz
03-25-2006, 03:55 PM
i think i used 1 1/2 balls for the hat and one bootie...

But i will tell you this now...the hat and bootie are WAY TOO BIG for an infant. my 3 yr old can wear the hat and the bootie won't fit till the baby is walking. i was reall disapointed in the out come hence the one bootie!

Oh, that is a bummer! I'm not sure I want to make it now, it's a gift for someone's new baby... I don't mind giving a gift that will fit a 3 month old, but not a one year old.

Jan in CA
03-25-2006, 04:30 PM
That's why I didn't buy the yarn they recommended..seemed a tad high for booties even if they are precious!

I have been looking for Lion Chenille (http://cache.lionbrand.com/yarns/lionChenille.htm) worsed weight and can't find it. I've been to 2 Joanns, 3 Michaels and Tall Mouse. They have the bulky, but not worsted. It says NOT recommended for knitting although I don't know why. I figured it was worth a try though. I may have to order it.

Just so you know I tried using Lion Suede and it's way, WAY too bulky. I'm thinking if I make them I'll just get some nice soft yarn in the right color and not worry about the suede. :rollseyes:

momwolf
03-26-2006, 12:17 AM
I got Lion chenille at Wal-Mart,and I've knitted with it and it knits just fine :D

Jan in CA
03-26-2006, 01:00 AM
I got Lion chenille at Wal-Mart,and I've knitted with it and it knits just fine :D
Wal-mart!! I never thought of that becaue I never go there. Thanks, I'll give it a try!

momwolf
03-26-2006, 01:09 AM
Your welcome and it really looks like suede! :thumbsup: