Have I mentioned how much I love the cloth shoe pattern from Joanna? It’s really cute, but most importantly, THE SHOES STAY ON. Before I had a babe of my very own, I had no idea how difficult it is to keep footwear on such a wee person. It is puzzling: you’d think that a creature who can’t even control his own random arm motion wouldn’t have the wherewithal to jettison a bootie. You’d be wrong.
At any rate, I’ve now produced at least four pairs of these for Elliot. This pair used the leftover scraps I had after making boxers for the husbeast at Christmas. I also made a matching bib backed with terry cloth for maximum drool absorption. I love this gold color so much.
* Note false sense of confidence in timely completion. Of course the true test will be the finishing. I never have any problem with the crochet part. It’s the sewing it all up at the end that makes me want to poke my eye out with a crochet hook.
By the way, I want to offer my sincere thanks for all of the kind words and comments! I was so overwhelmed by all the encouraging feedback. Literally. When you go from two readers to a bajillion (thanks mainly to your seester who is trying to placate her readership by offering up her siblinks whilst hearing the drums in the distance) it’s quite a change in scene on the ol’ bloggity blog.