Is it me or are there a lot of babies being born? Nicole from the office across the hall just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Mikki, my daughter who is in love with Pierre, told me a friend of hers is expecting a baby girl very soon. Seth’s friend, Nakeba, is due any day with – what else? a baby girl.
Later this month I am going to be hosting
GIA Knitting Circle: Rockaway Beach Booties for a Cause
a dine-a-round type thing at the Chicago Grantmakers in the Arts conference with my friend Frances Phillips of the William and Elise Haas Fund. Yes, we will be knitting and dining in high style and what will we be knitting?
So glad you asked. Baby booties.
Frances liked the idea because we could finish one during the session and complete a pair by the end of the conference. We could be furiously knitting grantmakers, baby booty buddies and check up on each other’s progress in between sessions and workshops.
“Ooh, your booty came out so cute! Let’s cast on the next one together.”
“Do you think its rude to knit during a panel?”
“So, who’s pregnant in your life?”
She also said the project was perfect because she has a lot of pregnant friends. And if a knitter in our group doesn’t have someone to give the booties to, we can find a local Chicago charity to donate them to.
I just so happen to have a pair to donate. They are the sample booties I made in a steely baby blue for the knitting circle which, of course, I wouldn’t dream of giving a baby girl. I am actually dreaming of something uber fabulous for their precious feet.
OK, OK, I know, but don’t you just love them?
Rockaway Beach Booties are simple to knit and simply adorable. Grab your needles, here’s the pattern.
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