Polka Dot Cottage: Itty bitty show-and-tell

Itty bitty show-and-tell

Posted November 20th, 2012 by

Remember the itty bitty booties I made back in September? I’ve been staring at them for two months, hemming and hawing over whether they were too small or not. I’m not sure what my problem was, really. I mean, it’s not like they were all that hard to make. Why not just make another pair in the larger size?

The baby niece who will, I hope, wear these booties is due to arrive really soon, so I decided last weekend that the time to stop dithering had come.  I sat down by the fire the yarn and hook, drank a few cups of Candy Cane Green Tea, watched a handful of Murdoch Mysteries on Netflix, and now I have a gift to give that really makes me go “awwwwww!”

(I mean it – several times have I looked at it and said aloud, “awwwwww!” – clearly, we don’t see many little-sized clothes around here.)

New, larger booties? Check.

Embellished onesie? Check.

Embellished jeans? Check.

Tiny cardigan? Check.

Admittedly, the sweater may not fit her at the same time the other things do (it seems slightly on the big side), but I think they all look pretty cute as a group, so I’m gifting them together.

If you want to know more about the booties or the cardigan, check here and here, respectively. I’ve written about them before.

The embellishments were taken from Linda Permann‘s Little Crochet, and I used three colors of KnitPicks Dishie cotton. I sewed them onto the clothes by hand with embroidery floss. The onesie and the jeans were originally from Target. These jeans are really adorable – they have heart-shaped pockets in the back. Awwwwww! (I am so not used to little girly clothes!)

I wish I’d known how to do this kind of thing when my boys were babies. I don’t think I can get away with it now. You don’t see many 12-year-old boys with crochet-embellished tees…

I am going to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving a few days early, since I have a nice little giveaway planned for you tomorrow, and I doubt I’ll be back online after that until Friday or later. Hope your holiday is a lovely one! (And if you are not in the U.S., I hope your ordinary November Thursday is a lovely one, LOL!) [edited - well, duh, looks like I accidentally scheduled *both* posts for today. Oops!]

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