For her feet

As you know, I'm a big fan of hats on babies. Another thing I'm pretty zealous about, not just as a mama, but as a person, is warm feet. I think cold feet negatively impact all sorts of different aspects of life, so it's not uncommon to see me wearing my shearling slippers in the summertime!

I try to keep my little ones' feet toasty, too, though sometimes bare baby toes are too yummy to hide.

fiona's newborn booties2

In the week or so before Fiona was born, I knit her a pair of the stay-on baby booties from the book Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas. (Details on Ravelry here).

fiona's newborn booties

Can you believe she was ever that wee? Amazing.

fiona's newborn booties3

These were so lovely (and stretchy) that they became a huge favorite for almost the whole first year of her life. So I decided to knit some more (using slightly bigger needles and yarn) for her first birthday. (Back in February! See, I told you I was behind!)


Elisabeth actually did some of the knitting on this second pair, so they were a gift from both of us. (Details for these here on Ravelry.)


I love this pattern so much that it'll probably be the only baby bootie I knit in the future. I may even cast some on soon for a gift or two!


And now that the weather is chilly once again, my baby is wearing these almost daily. I love those (toasty, cozy, snug) little feet!