As you can probably tell, these are the Duck Baby Socks from the Spring/Summer 2010 issue of Knitty, on a model that very thankfully contains no genetic material of mine. But they are rather darling, aren’t they? I traded these with my SO when he was visiting newly-sprogged grad school friends in DC, in exchange for buying me some yarn while he was in the city.
All in all, this is a really fantastic pattern, clearly thought-out and well-executed. However, it has you knit the bootie part and then attach i-cord for the claw and tendon detailing, which makes for a beautiful and finished-looking FO, but also takes forever.
No, longer than you’re thinking.
Still longer than that.
Yeah, about that long.
This is not the baby bootie pattern to turn to when you need to bang out a pair 12 hours before your friend’s baby shower. However, I do recommend casting on a week or two before the gift-giving event and enjoying this for what it is–a clever, easily-transportable, easily-memorizable design– because I guarantee you, you will WIN THE BABY SHOWER with these. And isn’t that the most important thing?