Thursday, September 15, 2005

I hate feet, so why do I love socks?

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Pattern: Wendy's Toe Up Sock Pattern

Yarn: Knit Picks Sock Garden in Hydrangea

Needles: Two Addi Turbo Size 0 Circular Needles

Modifications: I measured Pork Chops foot and cast on to make it fit around her foot, and knitted it to fit just past the length of her foot (I don't want her to outgrow them next month). I did the leg part of the sock in ribbing.

Review: I really like the colors of this yarn. I thought the stripes were very cute. I'm making a matching pair for Bird. I am finding the sock a little hard to get on. It doesn't make the turn at the ankle well, so on Bird's sock I'm adding a few stitches to the front of the sock to give it a little extra room at the turn. Pork Chop had the best time modeling the socks for me. We couldn't decide if we wanted to cuff the socks or not. We finally agreed to cuff one sock for the photo op and leave the other one up. Pork Chop likes to cuff her socks under pants, but leave them up with dresses. Someday her fashion choices will embarass her. Hopefully these socks won't.

4 comments:

Kira said...

I love the socks! On my mental to do list, I want to make socks for my kids too, so its lovely to see yours.
I haven't tried Knitpicks sock yarn yet.

Miriam said...

Very cute! I bet she loves them! Start her early being a sock snob :D

Jen said...

You love socks because they cover up the feet! I don't like feet either, but they look so much better in cute socks.

Which these socks definitely are. Love the sock garden stuff. How many balls did you use?

candsmom said...

That hydrangea colorway is so pretty! Definitely on my list now for my next Knit Picks splurge. That's a lucky (not to mention, fashion-forward!) little girl who gets to wear hand-knit socks! :-)

Aloha,
Chris