Tuesday, August 24, 2010

12 in 12 Pair Two

I missed out on finishing a pair of socks in July - I was otherwise occupied!
However I have managed my August pair... for a very small boy with ridiculously large feet (for his size at least)
Tom's socks
Knit in left over Socks that Rock Mediumweight in the nodding violet colourway.
A 2x2 rib, over 3o stitches on 2.5mm needles . I thought I'd cast on 32 but then couldn't be bothered to change it so made a "feature" of the 4 knit stitches together at the back of the leg!
Tom's socks
You can see in the photo above how long his feet are - 9cm - newborn socks are already too small, as are the feet in most of the sleepsuits we have.
A perfect excuse to knit more!
Tom's socks
Plus you can take comedy WIP photos. Oh the joys of having a model who cannot do anything about it.
Tom's Socks

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Blankets and Socks

Squares for the Lizard Ridge blanket we are making to raffle for p/hop / MSF have been rolling in. I've made a start at seaming it together (second column is seamed). As you can see, we still need a couple more squares.
Lizard Ridge
Meanwhile I have also managed to do a bit of knitting on my latest socks - a modified version of Prism in Yarn Yard Clan. The cuff and leg of these were knit whilst in hospital waiting for labour to start. The heel was the first bit of knitting I did since Tom was born. The foot is in progress - this picture was taken whilst sitting on the patio after returning from the shops the other day. Tom was asleep in his car seat so I took the opportunity to get the needles (and camera) out.
Slip Stitch Socks