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Itty bitty show-and-tell

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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8 thoughts on “Itty bitty show-and-tell

  1. Adorable! We’ve got a wee baby girl in the family (born Oct. 27th) and I am so excited to make more cute clothes for her for Christmas 🙂

    1. Congrats! I highly recommend the embellishment approach – it’s very instant-gratification, and still pretty darn adorable.

      1. You’re an enabler! I have purchased this fox applique, this giraffe one,, and these owls for that very purpose!

        (Ok and some monsters, some butterflies, and stars too.) I’ve lost all control.

        1. Oh, those are adorable. Especially the owls.

  2. Oh my gosh, what a sweet little outfit.

  3. Our baby (grandgirl) is due in January. I’m already working on a blanket and now you’ve got me wanting to do more. Here are a couple of places I’d already bookmarked for possibilities.

    I’m in a yarny mood. I want to make that sweater for the 5 and 3 year old grandgirls, too. Oy. Better get off here and get to making…
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  4. The baby cardigan looks lovely, so does the other stuff but like that in particular. Haven’t mustered up enough courage to try knitting a sweater, but will surely give this a try.

    1. When I first learned to knit 3 years ago, I jumped in and tried a sweater after only a few months. It wasn’t the best-looking thing in the world, but it sure was a confidence-booster! I bet that a baby sweater is a great first sweater project. It takes much less time to get a finished result. Good luck!

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