Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Widget's First Booties

Some call it the bump, bun, bean, fetus, the alien, peanut, or even gummy bear. The list goes on and on, and it seems like everyone comes up with a different name for their little expected one. Ours is simply Widget. My husband said the name one evening and it stuck. I'm just hoping we can break away from using the nickname and stick with his given name after his birth.

We have started a list of names we like, we haven't picked one yet. We are also inclined to wait until the actual arrival to decide on a final name. I've had a few mothers tell me that the first time they saw their baby that they just knew the perfect name and several have said it wasn't what they originally had picked. I'm a little skeptical of that - but what do I know I've never done this before. So, I'm willing to wait and see but I've got a list - I even have a favorite on the list.

The booties turned out cute but it was a bear getting the stripes to match up so I don't know if I'd do that again - a solid color might work better. My understanding is that nothing stays on the little one's feet. So these things probably have the life span of an afternoon. But they are so cute and it does feel good to knit some baby things even if they are small.

Project Info:

Pattern: Blue Steps - Baby Booties
by Regina Willer
on Ravelry
Yarn: small amount of leftover sock yarn
Needles: addi TURBO US# 1


Trillian42 said...

Widget! I love it!

And who cares if they stay on? Those booties are adorable!

Monika said...

I love the booties and the nick name! I had a favorite boys name, and my first born daughter would have had this name if she were a boy, so my son got my favorite name. I had a few girl names I liked but nothing felt right. We looked through a name book and as we came to the letter H we'd had enough. Thank god there was a name we really liked too! :o)
Name giving is hard. You have to think of the child as a grown up as well, hoping he/she likes it.

Kaye said...

Shoot naming them is easy. Giving them blog names is hard!!!!

I'm very curious--will you stick to the Geddesberg theme? Or is that for four legged family members only? ;-)

Jeanne said...

Very cute booties, and congrats on the impending Widget! You could do what I did when my cats were still foster kittens (possibly temporary), and correlate their given names to closely resemble the in-utero nickname you've been using. Hence a boy could be Wyatt, and a girl Gidget. Gidget the Widget. ;-)

Theresa said...

Hmmm, seems to me I picked out the name during my 3rd trimester, but only after purchasing a HUGE book of baby names and going through it like a hundred times! I like Widget better than crumb-snatcher, which was the nickname my boy was called pre-birth! (but don't tell him that!) Adorable booties too! And no, they don't stay on for very long. Babies have pudgie ankles (at least mine did!), it just goes from foot to leg pretty much. Not very good for sock-stay-on power at all. :)

Julie said...

Widget - I love it!

The booties are so sweet.


Wow. I have been away from your blog too long and see I have missed momentous news; congratulations! The booties are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Could you share the pattern with me? I love them!