|Knitted and crocheted bootees
for Syrian babies
I have been making bootees! I have only attempted bootees once before and they didn’t turn out well. No, let’s be honest. They were absolutely terrible – didn’t look like bootees, or anything recognisable. So, it has taken me a long time to even think of attempting bootees again. Some of the prevarication is due to my not being keen on knitting fiddly things. I expect the main reason for not trying again is that I didn’t want to be faced with my knitting inadequacies!
Anyway, I put all of that aside recently and attempted a pair of crocheted bootees. I had found a really simple pattern for crocheted bootees somewhere (apologies but I can no longer find it online!) so had a go. They ended up a bit small but I think they will be OK for a premature baby.
|Crocheted hats for premature
babies in Syria
These hats are so simple to make although it takes me longer than the “10 minutes” the name of the pattern claims! I find I can easily carry around the hook and small amount of yarn needed for a hat so I can sit making them anywhere. I made several during our recent stay in Edinburgh. Also, they are really useful for using up scraps of yarn! You can find the pattern here.
|Loom-knitted hats for Syrian children –
Made by Jacqueline
Yesterday, Jacqueline gave me these seven hats that she had knitted for Syrian children. She began using a knitting loom fairly recently, as a change from using ordinary knitting needles, and has found these hats quick and easy to make. The loom gives them a pleasant texture and they feel wonderfully soft. Thank you, Jacqueline.
|Taggies for babies in Syria|
Also, yesterday afternoon, I decided to christen my lovely new sewing table. I cut out and pinned a small pile of taggies. I managed to sew together five of them before I ran out of energy. I have a sneaking suspicion that dratted chest infection has returned for a longer visit! I am hoping that I will be able to finish sewing the taggies today or tomorrow.