This is a free pattern that's been around for awhile. The booties are called "Christine's Baby Booties" and you can find the pdf file here. The pattern leaves a little to be desired in terms of detailed instructions, but it is easy to knit. I used Knit Picks Felici in the Rainbow colorway and size 2.5mm needles.
I thought about making them match, but then again, we're not big on coordinating clothing in this family among the younger set. It's not unusual for my grandsons to turn up with each of them wearing a different colored Croc on each of their feet. This baby might as well get used to that right from the start.
I did modify the pattern a little since my grandbabies are notorious for having big feet. I cast on 12 stitches. and knit 20 ridges, then I just did extra decreases until I got back down to the original 40 stitches called for in the pattern. Since this little one is due to make an appearance in late January, I knit extra rounds at the top so they could be pulled up to the knees in the cold weather. The ties are I-cords that I knit with 4 stitches. and are about 20 inches long.
In other news, Sarah Franklin asked to interview me for her blog. I think she's going to post it today or tomorrow. If you're interested you can check it out. Also, I'm currently sponsoring another KAL for the Monthly Dishcloth Group on Yahoo, so I'll have a brand new pattern to post when that ends on Sunday. Hmmm, I wonder if this baby will wear a bib? Is so, I have enough for a lifetime!