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Off My Needles: Baby Booties

I have a new favourite yarn. It’s soft, and slips through fingers with just the right amount of texture. And the colours. Oh! The colours. If I could never use any other kind of yarn, I would be happy.

My wallet, however, would not be.

The yarn is Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label. I picked some up at the Purple Purl – my favourite local yarn store – to make a gift for a cousin expecting her first baby in just a little over a month. It was a joy, an absolute joy to work with. I chose a free pattern from Bernat for the booties and added a little baby hat from this pattern to the gift in a bit of a rush a couple days before the shower. (No photos of it though… like I said, it was a last minute knit.)

Perhaps another pair of these will come off my needles in a month or so – I do have a little yarn left over, after all. Somehow, I find it easier to knit little things for other people’s expected little ones than my own. Maybe because it’s easier to think on as I knit a little one that someone else will be responsible for. Maybe it’s a symptom of my own insecurity and niggling fear about bringing our little one home.

Perhaps, though, another skein of this yarn might inspire me towards something greater, a little baby sweater perhaps, or a hat and booty set to keep, rather than give away. Perhaps another skein of yarn might go a long way towards helping me get ready for this baby.

Two and a half more months. It’s coming both too soon and not too soon enough.

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