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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

How Cute Is This?

Well, thanks to Karen at Yearns For Yarn, who provided me with the link for cute baby socks, I have completed my first pair of them!


Aren't they cute? I used some left over Bernat Sox yarn that I had from my first pair of socks I made last January (the pink and purple strip ones). I didn't follow the pattern exactly, and sort of combined two patterns plus my own ways (well actually the way that I've been using for the other socks I've made). I used this pattern and this pattern for a guide. The second link I used mostly the numbers (such as casting on 28 to make the small size and to decrease the instep and length of foot). The first pattern I used to help me know how far down to knit before starting the heel, the guide for turning the heel and the length of the foot...might have been something else too but can't remember off hand. For my own contribution I only did 4 rows of ribbing at the top (I think next time I'll make it 8 just so it looks a little better), I did the heel the way I've been doing those all along, and the kitchener stitch on the toes for practice. I also decided to make the leg simple stocking stitch for this pair, just because I couldn't really understand the pattern at the time. I will try that pattern at some point though...I just wanted to get these made before the end of March so I didn't really try to do the pattern.

Anyway, thanks for those links Karen, and providing some inspiration for making these with the ones that you've made!

I figure that these should count for a brownie point with the Sock A Month KAL (the have turned heels!), and with Project Spectrum since they are pink! And, I can increase my count for the Count Your Socks as well since they are socks and I just finished a pair! Don't you just LOVE when doing one project counts for so many things?

And, because Tinker Belle wasn't aware I was taking the pic of the socks, she didn't get into this one...however, just so she doesn't fee left out, here is the latest pic of her!


Happy Knitting!

14 comments:

Karen said...

They look great. I'm glad those patterns were a help to you. I do what I'm comfortable with too for the heel and toe. Why mess with something that works? I love to Kitchner. I used to be afraid of it, but not anymore. I don't really understand that chart that is with the sweater/sock pattern either. I used it for the numbers to cast on too,and used other patterns for the legs.
Have a blessed day.

Tina in Wonderland said...

That is the prettiest little pair of pink baby socks! You did a great job! Some little girl is gonna be stylin' in those!

And of course I always love pics of Miss Tinker Belle!

Ruth said...

such cute baby socks!! you did a terrific job with them =)

Shelley said...

Thanks Karen, Tina and Ruth! They are quite easy to make and I know that I'll be making more of these in the future (not necessarily in pink, though there will be another pink pair soon)!

sillyewe said...

awww, they are adorable. The recipients will feel just great in them I am sure. I have had several moms tell me how great the handmade socks are for not binding on fat little ankles. hehehe. Thanks for the comment on my blog, too. I am keeping fingers crossed that we find more, but if not, I will rip and make different heels and toes. :0) Happy Knitting!

Lone Knitter said...

Hi, Shelley. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your baby socks. I think I'll do a pair soon. I think it's a good quick project that can make me feel like I finished something.

Sharon said...

They are such cute socks, so pretty.

Jayleigh said...

You're such a good cat mom, including her in the pics anyway.

;-)

Rachel said...

Those are darling! And way to kill three birds with one, uh, pair of socks!

Rhonda said...

Cute socks! I like the Wiggles pattern. Might try it & use up some left-overs.

lexa said...

Cute socks! Dontcha love making little socks? I bought three skeins of Bernat Sox at work the other day to make my oldest three pairs, plus I will have enough leftovers to probably make the youngest one two pairs. Have to make my Sockapalooza socks first, though, before I run out of time!

Sarah said...

Oh my, those are darling. My Aunt knits and she also blogs. Her blog site is http://sunnybookyarns.blogspot.com/
She also just finished baby socks for her soon to be first grandchild. They are also adorable. You are very talented and patient to master such a trait. Bless you for what you do.

Lynda said...

Very nice socks! - how did I miss those???

Maggie Ann said...

Adorable socks!!! I'm going to check out your links tomorrow...I need to get back to my knitting..surely tomorrow, its hard when their is remodeling going on plus the usual stuff.