Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Finished Baby Socks and Hat

I finished the baby socks over the weekend. They are very cute. The stripes on the second sock came out very regular. 
I'm sure it would be close to impossible to have knit the stripes like that on purpose. 

I also knit a little matching hat. 

The hat was knit all in one day yesterday. 
Not all in one sitting. I did take breaks. 

Still, I think my gauge got a little loose at the top. It probably isn't noticeable to a lay person, but another knitter might pick up on it. 

Despite that, I'm glad I powered through and finished it. Now I can get back to my other projects. 

Happily, I don't seem to have injured myself with all that knitting yesterday, although my right thumb is a little sore. 

No knitting until tonight so my thumb can rest!

Yarn: Indulgence 6-Ply with Silk in color 12
Patterns: Socks from Sock Wizard software. Hat Ella Rae Amity Beanie, worked in the round. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Wee Socks

Being in my early 40s, I thought I was past the phase of my friends having babies. 

Turns out, that is not the case. Back in February (or was it May?) I had three friends who had either just delivered or were due any day. 

I felt myself suddenly overcome with the urge to knit them all something. Totally out of character for me! I was a selfish knitter before it was a Ravelry group. 

In the end, I dug out my SockWizard software and had it spit out a baby sock pattern. 
I knit one pair for each person. However, they all looked a little different because I used self-striping yarn. 

Then I went to get cards. Standing in the store I thought, "They don't know each other and won't meet." And I bought them all the same card

I did not account for them all posting pictures on FB thanking me. 

Oh well. It was a really cute card. 

That brings us to a week or two ago, when I heard about another baby due in October. Out came the yarn and pattern, which had disappeared from my iBooks after the iOS update, thank you very much. 

The first sock knit up as quickly as I remembered and is just as cute. 

The second sock is having a rougher time. 
There was a party at my local yarn shop yesterday to celebrate one year in her new location. 

I was chatting away, and eating goodies, and didn't realize I hadn't reset my row counter after the cuff. 

At least they are so small it didn't take long to fix. 

I was back to knitting the foot last night when I started yawning my head off. Hubby turned off the TV and ordered us up to bed. 

This sock will be finished today and then it's onto a matching hat. 

In other news, the socks are so cute, the shop owner somehow conned me into teaching a sock class next week. 
On the bright side, I think we're starting with a private lesson for her to see how I do!