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Old 09-08-2011, 11:09 AM   #1
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Out ot the mouths of babies :)
My 4.5 y.o. got bored and decided she wants to knit with me (that's her second attempt). I made a few rows in bulky yarn on 8 mm plastic needles and showed her how to make stitches. So we are sitting quietly, knitting together.

Then she says: I am a big knitter. I can knit 20 miles per hour

(I wish I could too. Someone decided to organize a baby shower on a 2 days notice and I just ripped of all 5 cm of baby blanket that took me 2 hours to make. Grrrr!)
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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Haha! Cute!

Why did you rip it out?!
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It didn't look as good as I expected. Plus, I realized that there is not enough time to finish. So now I am trying to use a pattern (!) to make last minutes booties and maybe a hat of something. Don't feel inspired to start experimenting on my own...
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Yeah, not enough time for that! There are lots of easy patterns for both of those things.
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You really shouldn't let her knit and drive.
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You really shouldn't let her knit and drive.
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LOL!!!!!
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If it helps, these Mary Jane booties are adorable. I think they could be made for a little boy, too. They didn't take long to knit.

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/fr...-patterns2.htm
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Thanks you! You guessed it right, the ones I was making are frogged too
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The Mary Jane pattern was pretty easy to follow. The only thing you have to remember is to reverse the cast on stitches for the strap so you don't end up with two left shoes. Hey, if you can do beautiful work like I've seen you do, this should easy. These are knit flat so it won't look right until it's all seamed. If you occasionally bring the cast on edges together at the bottom sole as you're knitting, you'll see the shaping. Maybe that was why the pattern seemed "off" to you.

It's easy to embellish these. Sew a running stitch on the top edge of a lace ribbon, gather it up. Sew it on top of the shoe and sew or hot glue a cute button on top of the lace. Do make sure it won't come loose, though, as buttons can be a choking hazard for babies. I'm thinking like a large one-inch four-hole button in a hot pink color. You can do the button alone if you want. For a boy, blue booties with maybe a blue anchor or sailor type button. You could also use a novelty button shaped like an airplane. These are nice because the baby can't kick them off.
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