Because the toes turned out to be sort of "square" on these and I'm not sure I like them like that. I don't know if blocking will change the shape. (I won't say how many pictures I took to get these shots! But it was A LOT!) I stuffed them to try to shape them but I couldn't get them to look how I wanted because of the toes! The reason is I made one of the "newborn" size before these, and it didn't seem square but more rounded and cute. I guess it transforms as you go bigger?
I used size 1 needles (which BTW I found -in my knitting bag- the day after I ordered another set!) and did the larger size (6-12 mos).
Yarn is Knitpicks Shine in Willow.
Mine are also technically "plain" because I didn't "attach" the sock part on top. I went ahead and bought socks (yes!! explanation forthcoming). I was going to knit (BLUE) socks but my wrist is "braced" again due to that same ol' pain that I get when I overuse it. I was scrubbing my kitchen before our company came and am now paying dearly. I told The Big Guy that I just can't clean house anymore! He thought that was pretty funny!
Anyway....I wanted socks that went all the way INTO the booties. For a baby I just prefer that they be comfortable regardless if they'll be walking in them or not. The seam is on the bottom as well so I just thought "what would I like for my baby?" So there they are...with store bought socks! Thanks Target! He may kick them off in 2 seconds flat, but they're totally Cute Overload! BTW, I wanted the Light Blue to match these:
I was outvoted by The Big Guy who really liked the beige socks better with the Moc-a-Socs! Must be a "guy" thing. Now my gift isn't as "cohesive" as a set (ooh, my ribbed blue socks would've been so cute!), but what can you do? (I'm sending a gift card in addition to/or instead of!)
These were made with two skeins of Plymouth Jeanee. Ooooh, squishy!! Wicked Squishy!!! (That's why I made two!) I have to wash these still (and the booties) and block them - then I'll decide if they go or not. If so, they'll be sealed up and sent to Denver for the little guy yet to be born. His Dad is a UCLA alumni, so that blue should be well received!
Baby things are so much fun!! I just love making them! I'm keeping my first little Moc-a-soc to just luv or hang from my rear view mirror! Yes. It's that cool!