Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Socks by 2, Shawl, and Something about Shoes

There is a very happy little girl in my house. She is wearing her very first pair of handmade socks. Mommy made her a pair since she has been wanting a pair for a long time. I think I got them pretty close to matching. She really likes them. She was telling everyone at school today about them. It is really exciting to have somebody appreciate your knitting.

My friend, Linda, bought some of the dreaded Noro Sock Yarn. I asked her what she was going to do with it and she said socks. I told her "Good Luck" with that. I guess she inspired me to try to use mine again. I am not a fan of toe up socks. I don't know how to to the heels very well but, I am giving it a go again. This is the Anastasia pattern from Ravelry. Yes, Linda, I am being a copy cat. I didn't have too much trouble with the toe but we shall see how the heel goes. If anyone knows some place I can look online to find out how to do a heel flap for a toe up sock let me know. I never like how my short row heels turn out.

I am really enjoying this shawl pattern. I am on the seventh repeat I think. I am not sure how many repeats I will end up doing. I am not really sure how big I want it yet. I know that I am constantly looking for triangular shawl patterns on Ravelry. I have decided that I like shawls that have repeats that I can memorize.

I am really impressed with this little girl. This little girl learned to tie her shoes yesterday. I only had to show her twice how to do it and she was off to the races. She even tied her own shoes for school this morning, which gave me time to get Little Buddy ready to go. Now if I can only get him potty trained.

Bye for now, the knitting is calling to me.


Anonymous said...

Somewhere out there someone created a list of triangle shawl patterns by yardage. I think it may have been a blog called Simple Knits. Google it and see it that's right. Good luck with the socks, they're on my queue too, I think.

tonni said...

Those are cute LITTLE socks!! I haven't tried the noro sock yarn yet. The LYS has some on order though.

The shawl is coming along well. How do you like the gloss?

Sooooo glad my potty training days are long over!

Linda said...

Way way way behind on blog posts, but go with the socks!

Go OU. :)

Anonymous said...

very pretty socks for the little one, and I can't wait to see how your Kiri turns out! congrats to her on the shoe tying, it's no small thing (pun intended). :)

Anonymous said...

She must be so proud, cause those are some sweet looking socks!