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astonh
01-04-2008, 02:32 PM
Here they are! Batteries croaked on the camera so it took me a while to get these uploaded. Just wanted to share a couple of the knitted gifts I gave this year for Christmas presents.

The Baby Converse were for my soon-to-be-nephew.

The Balaclava was for my Dad to use when he goes hunting. I should have made it longer but he's got a scarf that he uses around his neck so hopefully this will work well enough for him.

THANKS TO KNITTINGHELP.COM for ALL YOUR HELP. Without all of you, I'd NEVER have gotten these done. Both items were the result of MANY firsts in knitting for me. Thank you all for helping me make these gifts.

auburnchick
01-04-2008, 02:44 PM
Both items look great! I especially like the "sneakers!"

The.Knitter
01-04-2008, 02:54 PM
OMG those little sneakers ar SOOO cute. The hat looks great on your Dad too. Good job!

Debkcs
01-04-2008, 03:07 PM
The sneaks are cute, and is that a big smile I see under the balaclava? Good job, making people happy while you get to knit.

cindycactus
01-04-2008, 03:23 PM
Congratulations. Great work. You should be proud.:thumbsup:

Sanibelle
01-04-2008, 03:33 PM
OMG - the baby converse booties so cute. I just love them.
Great job on the balacava too.

astonh
01-04-2008, 03:40 PM
Thanks y'all! I am proud of how they turned out. Dad's balaclava got "Cool" responses and the baby booties got "OMG" responses!

scout52
01-04-2008, 03:50 PM
They came out great!! I love the baby converse. where did you get the pattern?

astonh
01-04-2008, 04:06 PM
http://xalleykatx.livejournal.com/50196.html?mode=reply

There is a slightly different version that can be found on Ravelry but this is the one that "they" claim looks a little more like Chuck T's.

dustinac
01-04-2008, 09:42 PM
:passedout: the converse are too cute!!!

Great job on the Balaclava :thumbsup:

Knit Princess
01-04-2008, 10:57 PM
Awesome job!

ArtLady1981
01-05-2008, 02:55 AM
Wonderful work! Is that your Dad wearing the hat? Too cute! :thumbsup:

ah
01-06-2008, 07:39 PM
Both look great! I think the sneakers are adorable.

mdog182
01-06-2008, 09:51 PM
everything looks great! the baby converse are especially adorable!

Slim
01-07-2008, 08:13 AM
Those All Stars are adorable! And the balaclava looks really warm. Where did you get the pattern for it? I'd like to make one for my son to wear skiing.

WandaT
01-07-2008, 09:14 AM
Great job on both projects!! The sneakers to just too cute and your Dad's hat looks wonderful!

astonh
01-07-2008, 10:53 AM
Many thanks to you all for your kind words of praise on these FOs. Yes, that is Dad sporting his new balaclava. The pattern for it can be obtained at the following link:

http://www.operationhomefront.org/Community/knitters.shtml

Now that all the bday's and holidays are past, HOPEFULLY, I can get back to my knitting. I found several adorable things I want to knit over the holiday so I'm envisioning a trip to the LYS very soon!

nonny2t
01-07-2008, 12:14 PM
Very cute shoes and dad is going to keep warm out in the woods, though a tad scary! :rofl:

Jaxhil
01-07-2008, 12:50 PM
I LOVE both of the items you knit!! Or should I say all three :teehee: Great job! really cute tennies, btw!

Suziblues
01-11-2008, 05:02 PM
I just want to say your little Converse's are SO cute!
When I saw yours, I just HAD to make some for my grand babies.
Could you please tell me how you made the circle and the star on the side? Did you knit it? Or use material?
THANK YOU for any information concerning this,
sue

medic777
01-11-2008, 05:42 PM
Great job! I love both items. What weight yarn did you use for the booties? I printed the pattern, but it doesn't say about the yarn.
I'd like to know about the circle/star also. Again, great job.:yay:

astonh
01-14-2008, 01:38 PM
I used Caron Simply Soft on size 4 needles. As for the star logo... that is felt pieces I cut and then sewed onto the finished shoe.

McKnitty
01-14-2008, 03:25 PM
Great job! Both are wonderful, but of course I have a soft spot for those just-too-cute baby shoes. You simple cannot look at those without smiling!

MerigoldinWA
01-15-2008, 07:26 PM
Looks like you learned a lot of things. The little sneakers are so cute. I've never seen any like them that I can remember. "First basketball shoes."

You did a good job on the balaclava. It could have been a little longer, but it looks like it will work. It looks like a nice fit in every other way.

dmknits
01-17-2008, 01:49 PM
The shoes are too cute! Great job on both projects!