Saturday, April 28, 2007

Baby Socks Galore


I have been so busy with these little baby socks. There are so many girls at work in the family way, I thought I would knit a bunch of them since I am knitting for an upcoming baby shower already. Some are knit in Reynolds Utopia Sport and some in Cascade Fixation. I love little baby socks almost as much as I love little baby feet. As you can see the knitter's ADD extends even to the littlest of projects. I can't even finish a pair of baby socks without starting another one ... how sad is that?

I did finish the Scroll socks from MSKS, knit in Blackberry Ridge Mer- Made Fingering in the Tropical Fish colorway. I will probably knit this pattern again. It is so quick and easy to memorize. The only thing I didn't like about this yarn was the way the green and yellow pooled together. The other side of the socks has huge pools of it and the whole time I was knitting, it reminded me of John Deere tractors.... not that I have anything against John Deere tractors ( no letters please), I just don't want John Deere socks. This yarn is very soft and wonderful to work with. I have not seen it around here, I bought it in Cincinnati while visiting my sister a couple years ago. I have had a few comments on the sock blockers. I got them from the Loopy Ewe , go ahead and go order some, I will wait..... I love mine!

Last night after I finished grafting the toe on the Scrolls, I cast on a pair for DD2...well because the needles were empty, and I believe it is a sin to have empty sock needles... right? She chose this color of Opal Farbe 6 Partie 136. I have to admit, this is not my favorite colorway or family of Opal, but the price was right and the kids like it. I don't like the way the colors make the heel look sloppy, trust me it isn't, it is just the way the colors fall. I was worried that I had made the short row heel too deep for her little foot, but it is a perfect fit. She loves them! Too bad it is too warm for her to wear them now. I will make them a tad longer than she needs them for right now so they will fit her in the fall. I am hoping there will be enough of this for a pair of socks for my DS too. These are his school colors, well for another year anyway.
Karen told me about a contest Carrie is having ... there is sock yarn involved, and she has a fun blog. Knit a springy looking cloth and have your name thrown in for some sock yarn. So I dug through my dwindling S&C cotton stash and whipped this up yesterday. I am in need of some new cloths so this contest came at just the perfect time.
Whew, I think that is all I have to show and tell for today. I have to take DD1 to the library. It is so pretty here today, after a cold gloomy yesterday .... I think I will knit outside today. Happy weekend all!

16 comments:

hakucho said...

I love your baby socks! The flecked whites are my favorite.

Your "Springy" cloth came out great. The pattern I think looks so much better in the variegated yarn. Now I have another to try....you and socks...me and my cloths.... ;)

happy knitting :)

Shelley said...

All your socks look great...from the cute baby ones, to your finished ones, to the in progress ones for your daughter! Love your dishcloth too...a neat pattern and shape to it!

Karen said...

For someone with a migraine you sure are getting a lot of knitting done. The baby socks are beyond adorable, so cute. and the scroll socks are fabo. I'm going to knit that cloth pattern very soon. and yes, your birthday socks are at the top of the list (I have a very close deadline). Now go lay down and get rid of the headache!

~Tonia~ said...

The baby socks are adorable! I love the small socks they are like instant gratification.

The Scroll socks are soo cool.

I am sure that your Daughter will be happy with her new socks. Blue and yellow were my Jr. High School colors. =)

Carrie said...

Wow, you are an amazingly prolific knitter! Your baby socks look darling. I love em. Your dishcloth looks great, too!

Carol said...

I just adore your baby socks. Did you make up the patterns or do they actually have a pattern somewhere so I could try making some. Always baby coming in this family.
Love the colors on your scroll socks.

Angela said...

I love all the baby socks! I think my ADD is worse than yours, though. I could only manage one pair!

Ang

Janice said...

I agree with you about little baby feet!! And the little baby socks are almost as adorable!! All of your other socks are wonderful as well!! I know socks are in my near future...

Going to have to try that dishcloth.. What a fun pattern!

Alisha said...

Everything looks great...I want to knit as fast as you do!!! Awesome!!!

Monika said...

Your socks are all lovely. I'm with you kid there, I like the color too! Nice dishcloth, haven't made one in a while!

Diane said...

Knitter's ADD? Like it's your fault that there's so much pretty yarn out there that you have to cast on more before finishing?

Gotta agree on the colorways for DD2's socks. But as long as she loves them, that's all that counts. I'm working on some for D1 and I can't stand them. The things we do for our kids!

Ginger said...

It's not ADD it's variety, and you know what they say about variety . . . I've been doing the same thing with the Magic 28 socks; one of this, one of that, back to the first, on to the third. No problem.

Angela said...

For the baby socks, what kind of heel and toe did you do?

ang

Leslie said...

What pattern did you use to knit those adorable baby socks?

Leslie said...

What pattern did you use for those adorable baby socks?

Sheila said...

AWWW. Those baby socks are so sweet. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are amazing! I can't finish one silly sock and you are knitting away on all those sweet baby socks and finishing adult sized socks! The amazing wonder woman! Oh, PS. I have some more pictures of the SW.