Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Two socks for the week
I started a new sock on Saturday at WW. It is very pretty! I love self striping yarn, it is like a surprise in a sock. I am using size 1 needles on the leg part since I have bird legs and the size 2s don't seem to want to stay up. I like the texture of the size 1 fabric. Maybe I'll just do the entire thing that way. We'll see.
I also experimented and made a baby sock. I did a bootie from a book I had but I didn't like it, so I thought with the Yarn Harlot's sock recipe I would fake a baby sock. It turned out okay, maybe a little big. The baby was born a few weeks ago, so maybe by sock weather he will have big feet. His name is Dominic. Maurice wants me to knit this baby something out of his family's tartan, which is black and white check. That sounds too complicated. I will make a matching blue hat to go with the socks, in baby blue worsted, maybe with white stripes.