Sunday, November 1, 2009

Success! Now for the Second ...

Isn't this so sweet?

Here is a size comparison shot.  These booties are very small in size #20 Lizbeth.  And I found the white Cebelia much softer than the surrounding thread , but it is all I have in the right size.

Now I have to do the second one.  Not so much fun.  I hope I learned something AND retained it in muscle memory,  from the gazillion times I started this.  Also, I had to do the rosette about three times because I cannot COUNT!

I cut out a few rings of the heel, because I had added an extra ring and must confess I thought about leaving it. Who was going to notice, after all?  Just could not do it!

In the end I am very glad.  My mistake-fixing is almost indiscernible.  I am pleased with this,
p.s.  I never would have done this if I had not seen the booties tatted by Desperate Tatter, who used this thread.  I am so glad to have seen it, as I think it can be used for whomever appears - boy or girl!


  1. Sooooooooooo sweet! I've only seen booties tatted in white. I LOVE the colors, & the little flower on the front is adorable. Bravo!!

  2. It came out so cute! The color play is like candy for my great job on it.

  3. Congrats for finishing the first one. Nice job.

  4. That is the most adorable baby bootie I have ever seen! Can't wait to see the finished pair!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous. I like your bootie very much and hope that making the second one isn't too much of a pain as I'm looking forward to seeing the pair together.

  6. I agree with Katie only ever seen booties in white, seeing them in colour is much much better. Yes all your effort has paid off, very nice.

  7. Hi Fox!
    EXCELLENT job!!! How SWEET those little booties will look on tiny, tiny feet waving in the air! Good luck with the second one!
    :) Ann

  8. How cute! Thank you for stopping by my blog last week! When I made my nephew's booties, I found the second one to go by faster than the first. With the first one, I was worried that it would not turn out well. By the time I was making the second one, I knew everything would be all right.

  9. Wow!
    This is beautiful.
    The colours look so 'merry'!
    Can't wait to see the finished pair.

  10. Your booties are a masterpiece!!!

  11. These are wonderful! You go girl! Whomever the recipient will be is very lucky indeed!

    ....oh my goodness..the word verification is taticap..LOL!

  12. That is sooo beautiful! I hope to be able to do that one day. I just started learning the art.

  13. Hi Everybody!
    Your terrific comments motivated me to finish the second bootee in record time - see next post! Thank you so much for your generous remarks and for your visits! Both are so appreciated. xxooxx Fox : )

  14. Any chance you would be willing to share the pattern?

  15. Hi, Joanne,
    Much as I would like to share it I can't, as this pattern is subject to copyright law, but you can find it in Mary Konior's book, A Pattern Book of Tatting, which some folks have even found in the their public library. Good luck!
    Fox : )