My nephew has a new son, just 8 days old. I can't help but think about my grown babies, when they were newly born. The smell, the snuggle, the sense of awe. Ahhh, those are good memories. I love my babies all the way, fully and completely, and my prayer for Baby Leo is to know that same deep and abiding love.
In honor of the new baby, I made booties. I found this pattern on the wonderful world wide web and made a pair for the sweet new boy, who was named Leonidas by his parents (God love them). Knowing they will never find anything with his name on it, I made a little charm for his Mom. I like charms, hope she does, too. I included a frog for my Mom, who would have loved the great grandkids as much as she loved her grandkids.
The pattern is fun and easy, so I made a pair for a co-worker who just found out grandchild #2 is on the way. I skipped the bows on this pair as they overshadowed the toes, which I love! Isn't this yarn amazing! It's Lion Brand Jamie Yarn - both booties actually. Totally love the way they stripe. By the way, I went down in needle size from the pattern, so experiment with the pattern to be sure you'll end up with size you want.
Babies are a miracle. A true and honest miracle we can see and touch. ♥