Sunday, May 20, 2007

Not much time to knit lately

First let me show a picture of the completed baby outfit. Too cute.

Now let me take a minute to show you my very Firsts:

My very first sweater, not nice, but wearable. It is now my favorite knock around "sweatshirt". My first pair of socks are toddler size. You should have seen my daughter trying with all her might to squeeze her feet into them. So I thought I would make it again, but a little larger and I ended up with socks that fit me. I haven't a clue how to size socks yet, obviously. And now I am trying again.

The sweater and socks are made with knitpicks Shine worsted. Very soft and comfy, although tends to pill and shed quite a bit. I used "North Country Cotton Baby Socks" Pattern.


This time around I am using a pattern for "2 socks on one circular" and trying to make it small enough for my 6 year old. I am using a self striping Sockotta yarn, which is great fun! I used the "magic toe" cast on, which is fabulous. I will always use that! But the pattern uses a short row heel and I really don't like it. At least so far. It doesn't look as nice as the heels in the top down pattern I made before. Any favorite heels styles out there?

3 comments:

pat said...

Very cool socks!! There is a toe up heel that has a flap like the cuff down ones....I have only knit 2 pair toe up - it was OK - I'm a cuff down girl though.
Here is the link to the toe up sock with flap heel and gussets...
http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer06/PATTwiddershins.html
I think this is what you might want.

Anonymous said...

UHOU ! I AM REALLY IMPRESSED BY ALL YOUR TALENTED AND VERY GOOD TASTED HOBBY! KEPP KNITING IT'S A LOT OF FUN AND A GRATE THERAPY. PROUD OF YOU LINDA. AND BY THE WAY SARAH LOOKS ADORABLE TOO:) SOME DAY WE COULD HAVE SOME KNITTING TIME FUN WHILE ENJOYING A CUP OF A NICE TEA. THANKS FOR SHARING. MISS YOU A LOT

LOVE

NADIA

Nadia e Lucas said...

Dear Linda,

It is very late at night, Lucas and Juliana are on school vacation. And Lucas is still busy around so I should him your blog and he said that Sarah's hear is very long now and that he really likes your knitting work!

We are planning a family vacation get way to a very good water park with natural thermas (http://www.termas.com.br) in a city 4 hour away from us we are very excited and looking forward to doing that. Whe we get back I'll share somw pics.

XOXOXO