My nephew Ethan was born on January 23, 2005. These are the booties I made for him. I think they turned out quite well. I used a pattern from Knitting For Baby. This book has great pictures and easy to follow directions. I find that I refer to it for help when using other patterns. I made these booties in purple for my niece Sierra a couple of years ago. I need to make another pair for a pregnant friend. What is with all the breeders?