Success. It didn't even take me eight months to get the second bootee done (the first one can be seen here). My current attempt to tie up all those loose ends around me before baby comes helped me through it. Meanwhile the number of finished bootees went from 9508 up to 10881 on Ravelry. Yes, they are very popular and cute as a button, but I still didn't like knitting and finishing them. As I found out, there is a version for knitting in the round with no seam I might try next time (Ravelry pattern page here and blogged here).
I don't want to set them on fire.
I added the matchbox just to show you how small they are - can you imagine little feet in them?