Mom kindly gave me some pink baby yarn for the baby booties I want to make for a husband and wife trucking team that is expecting a baby girl in December.
I've started working on them. As I am pig-headed I am improvising them instead of doing the smart thing and following a pattern. I guess I enjoy frustration
I'm going to do them toe up. After some trial and error and Googling for seamless cast on, I settled on a Turkish cast on for the toe. After a few trial attempts I got the hang of it and it looks pretty good. It makes a nice seamless little pocket that's perfect for the toe.
As I've never done booties before I am unsure of the correct size for such things. After getting the toe going and a few rounds I consulted Mom to see what she thought about the size, and she felt it should be a little smaller so I frogged and started over again.
The end of the toe is now roughly 2 inches wide (about a half inch less than before). I think that seems about right. I'm thinking the sole of the bootie should probably be about 3.5 inches long. Does that sound about right?
I'll be doing short row to turn the heel, much like a sock. I haven't yet decided on the top yet. I'm torn between a simple short ribbed top or a longer one that is folded down. I guess I'll figure that out when I get there.