Monday, January 5, 2009

Socks, Flapper, Brim Beanie

I didn't have time to take a picture of these until now. My girl has been bugging me for handmade socks. I started making socks this past summer. For me. Just for me. No one else. Every time she saw me knitting socks she'd ask when she was getting a pair. In August while on vacation she came with me to a gorgeous yarn store. And there I had her pick out some sock yarn that I would make her a pair of socks with. I'm also suppose to make myself a pair of socks with the same yarn.

Great. Not a problem...but it was 6ply yarn. And although the ladies at the store told me to just cast on xx (48 stitches maybe?) instead of the usual socks are way to new to me to be messing with a pattern like that. I finally found a pattern for kids socks using 6ply yarn at a local yarn store and made these socks in time for Christmas. They were a gift so I didn't check them before making the 2nd. Sure enough they were too small. So I had to cut the toe off, pick up the stitches and made them longer.

The good news is she loves them. I still need to find a pattern to make adult socks from the same yarn.
I have also just finished and shipped a custom order for the following flapper and brim beanie. I'm working on finishing up two more brim beanies that will be delivered tonight if all goes well.


High On Craft said...

Ooooh! Those look warm and cozy.

Meghann said...

Wooooooo they look gorgeous and comfy! which store was that?

LoopyJ said...

Meghann - the store was Janie H Knits just outside of Perth

Dre said...

love hand knit socks♥

Reluctant Housewife said...

Really nice stuff!