Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Socks and things

fiona's new socks

baby's new socks

all the baby's socks

honey cowl

Last week someone had asked which sock pattern I thought made the best baby socks. To be honest I use only one pattern for all the socks I have ever knit. It is the Lumberjack sock pattern and is seriously the best $4.00 on a pattern I have ever spent. I have made 6 pairs of newborn/baby socks, 6 pairs of toddler socks, 2 pairs of kid/child socks, and two pairs of women's sized socks from this pattern. It is so basic and easy to change up. She calls for DK weight but I have used sock yarn and worsted weight and some fingering weight as well. I have followed the pattern completely and changed stuff to suit me (like not doing the 2X2 ribbing all down the foot, or not making the leg of the sock so long... doing ankle socks instead). They have fit the wearers perfectly. I have yet to actually have a baby wear the socks yet as our wee babe is not born yet, so I can't say for sure if it is a great baby sock pattern, but they do stay on my very active toddler. And my socks are the only ones she has in her drawers. I was so afraid of sock knitting, all those needles and the heel turn and gusset! My gosh it was terrifying, but now they are one of my favorite things to knit. I think every other thing I knit is a pair of socks.
After knitting another pair of baby socks and then a pair of socks for Fiona I decided to knit the Honey Cowl which I have had in my queue forever. It is another easy knit and I am enjoying the mindlessness of it, because honestly most days it is all I can muster. I am lucky to get anything done, I am so pooped out every day. Growing a baby is hard work!

16 comments:

sustainablemum said...

Your socks are lovely, hope the baby ones do fit!

You must have only a few weeks left to go now, I hope you are able to get plenty of rest and wishing you well for the birth :)

Evelyn Hender said...

squeeee they are the most adorable socks I've ever seen! And soon they're going to have teeny baby toes in :-o

Sarah-Our Island Home said...

I love all of your colourful socks! You are very productive! I'm glad to know about this pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Andréann said...

They are all so cheerful!

Ginx Craft said...

Very cute little socks. Gorgeous colours.

Brienne Moody said...

I gotta make one of those Honey Cowls... Did you say that it's easy to work on while you're distracted? Happy gestating!

momto5 said...

brienne: totally easy to do while doing other things... my only suggestion is on the purl rounds one you start with a slip the other with a purl. i can't seem to remember that so i mark it down. lol

steph said...

toasty toes!!!!! :)

Donna said...

Those socks just make me smile. Such great color yarn! I bought a sock pattern years ago and I use it to this day (I have it memorized by now - LOL).

karen said...

so many socks for so many feet! I love the bright colors you choose :)

house full of jays said...

Oooo, I've been spying out sock patterns - looks like you've definitely found a favourite. Such a squishy line up of baby socks!

Leigh k said...

Such lovely little socks ~ best to you. Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello at Wren House..

Erin said...

what great socks! Thanks for sharing the pattern recommendation with us!

Andrea said...

Too cute! Gotta love wee socks :)

Cathie J said...

I love the color of the yarn you are using for your cowl. I put that pattern in my library. Oh so many adorable socks!

Amanda said...

Thanks for the sock pattern link! I've been looking for a good, basic sock pattern for my 3 yr old. All your socks are beautiful!