I love to knit baby things- they are quick, invariably cuter than cute, and often, since I know the baby or the mommy, full of happy thoughts about the recipient. Soooo-enter my daughter's teacher-she is due in October. I understand that before they had babies (their son is not quite two), their babies were two Labs- a golden and a chocolate. So, I went into Zoe Mellor's Baby Booties book (worth every penny), found a bear or a bunny slipper, and changed them just a bit. So here they are................I made them out of Lana Gatto VIP (80% merino, 20% cashmere) (hey- it was on sale for half price at our local Wool Tyme!). I thought I would use the leftovers for a baby cap in the fall. But I love the way these little puppies went together! You knit them flat (on two needles) and sew up the sole with a flat seam at the end. There is short rowing along the top of the foot, and then a bit of decrease, and about 30 rows of ribbing around the ankle. So they should stay on! I wish I had seen this style of bootie when my Annie was wee- she kicked everything off with Olympic fortitude.
Now to finish something for Annie's other teacher. Maybe a quick scarf???????? Any other ideas??? (remember- this is for next Thursday)