Thursday, October 23, 2014

Little Knit Socks

Today I am reminiscing about these little knit socks.

Helens rainbow socks

They are nothing special. Just basic kid socks. Just Patons Stretch Sock Yarn. Just stockinette.

Just wonderful, memory filled, smile inducing, little socks.

Why knit socks for kids? Won't they outgrow them, lose them, or worse ruin them? Yes. Maybe. One of these socks was lost, then it was found. They got dirty, and they were washed. They were outgrown (quickly), but passed on.

Helen loved them, but now so does Clare. Everytime she wears them she shows them off - these are the socks my mommy knit for me. I did. I knit them knowing that someday they would be for her... a second owner is still an owner.

Knit those kids socks. I know I will be knitting more.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Texas Fall and French Crochet

We are enjoying some occasional cooler weather here lately. I say occasional because one day (or three days - or more) it is 100F and then the next it is somewhere in the upper 80s with a breeze. Gotta love those breezes.

Is it really October? It doesn't feel like it. The baby is in size 6 months clothes (he is 2 months old), and all the 6 month stuff has long sleeves. Poor baby. He wishes it would cool down as much as I do, or that his Momma would run out and buy him some more appropriate clothing.

Bouquet baby blanket

I have been working on a custom baby blanket for a friend. I am calling it the "Bouquet Baby Blanket" because the pretty colors were inspired by this bouquet inspiration from The Knot.

Bouquet baby blanket

The pattern is a free pdf on Ravelry: Berce par les Vagues. It's a French crochet pattern, but there is a diagram of the stitch pattern and one of the other ravelers kindly put an English translation up in the comments section of her project page.

This has been a fun, quick project, but I am ready to get back to some regularly scheduled knitting.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Knitting through the newborn haze

It's been a while. Hello again!

The blogging me ebbs and flows. The mommy me doesn't get to do that.

Say hello to Benedict. He's pretty special.

Twin hat #1




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