Sunday, October 19, 2008

Girly Socks

Pattern: My own
Yarn: Knitpicks Palette - Blush
Needles: Size 2
I added a little special touch to these little pink socks that I started one evening when my daughter called with difficulty with a pattern she was attempting. It turns out the pattern was really all screwed up and I ended improvising on my own. I thought the socks were a little "blah looking" so this past weekend I just added a little crochet trim and the rosette.
Now, I don't know what I am going to do with these socks because they are not machine washable and what new mother has time to hand wash.

My co-worker tried on the neck warmer I posted yesterday and it really does look very nice once worn. I had shown her a couple of other projects I knitted such as the wrist warmers, etc. and she'd say, "Oh, that's nice!" However, I didn't get a sense that she would really like it as a present. So, when she saw the neck warmer, she said, "Oh, that is absolutely gorgeous!" You have to see it in person to get the full colorway effect and the nice sheen the yarn has. I am knitting her one as a birthday present. However, I told her she had to select a different colorway as I would quickly get bored knitting the same pattern with the same yarn.

Happy Knitting!


  1. I think even tho they are wool (?) and have to be washed more carefully that any new parent would be really pleased. Socks don't get nearly as dirty (unless the wee one has the runs and we know how that ends up ;P.) They are absoultely adorable. Share your pattern? :)

  2. The socks are precious. I can imagine some mothers would not want to mess with handwashing, but I do remember when my own daughter was a baby, I handwashed several of her delicate little garments.

    I agree with your co-worker, that neckwarmer is gorgeous!

  3. So very, very pretty. Eventually you'll find another knitter who's having a baby and will understand how easy it is to hand wash, especially something as pretty and little as those are.

  4. Oh, I love the pink socks and toy1 You are so clever! Do you knit all day/ How do you get so many projects done? Beats me!

  5. The pink booties are beautiful! I have an idea for the socks, but it's not all the way thought through. Maybe others can help brain storm? How about presenting the socks as a gift for a new baby girl in a large matted picture frame with the baby's name, birth date & weight & time of birth, etc. I think that it would make for a wonderful keepsake.

  6. These are so cute, I love the crocheted trim!