Posted by: ritsukurimono | September 17, 2010

FO or GTFO: Duck Booties Edition!

Duck Booooooties!

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?


  1. So cute! 🙂

  2. Cute booties. Cute baby. Priceless expression!

  3. OMG those are ridiculously adorable!

  4. Those are absolutely adorable. The email before yours was baby pictures from a friend of his brand new son. I think I’ll have to get busy because those are too cute to pass up! Thanks for sharing.

  5. adorable!

  6. That is the cutest thing ever! WHY DO NONE OF MY FRIEND HAVE BABIES I CAN KNIT THESE FOR???

  7. Found you on the Blog Hub FO Friday thread.
    Those booties are too adorable!

  8. Oh man, those are super cute!

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