Friday, March 12, 2010

Snuffleupagus Booties

My Gran has this thing about gifts. We aren't allowed to buy them, only handmade will be accepted. She gets pretty cold, so I thought for this last Christmas I'd make her a nice pair of comfy booties. I had just started to learn to knit so I wanted something pretty simple. I came across this pattern on AOK Corral and thought I'd give it a try.

Easy they indeed were and they are definitely warm, but they are rather unshapely. That along with the texture of the yarn reminded me of Mr. Snuffleupagus from Sesame Street. I don't know. What do you think?

Snuffleupagus booties

These aren't actually the ones I made for her. I made these for my mother-in-law for her birthday. The first one's were really unshapely, so I used less stitches so that they wouldn't be so wide. But I'm still not thrilled with the end result.

Update: she loved them and kept remarking how adorable they were. :-)