I awakened this morning with Saartje's booties on my mind and decided to give them a shot. I was thinking that when next I have to attend a baby shower (hopefully the baby will be a girl) I will be ready. The pattern is pretty simple, but there is a bit of confusion concerning how to do the long-tail cast on for row 25.
I simply tied on another strand of the same color and untied it after I cast on the required 10 stitches, making sure to keep the temporary yarn towards me--just as you would keep the non-working end towards you when casting on normally for the long-tail cast on method.
I crochet the button holes with my working yarn and still there are lots of ends to be woven. I've started weaving and I know that I would not like that big seam on the bottom of my foot. It's a good thing that wee little newborns don't need to stand. The shoe is super cute, but the seam (I don't mind seaming) is a bit undesirable. I will show another picture when they are completed. I would like to say that will be tomorrow, but I ride on the waves of Etsy demands.
Have a terrific Thursday!!