Knitting updates

p6131272socks.jpgAfter cranking through one pair of toddler socks, I felt like I was on a roll. So I decided to knit another pair—this set for the soon-to-be one-year-old son of a friend. I used Wildfoote (in Master Grey), which was just lovely to work with. I knit the legs extra long, because socks almost never stay on babies’ feet once they are mobile (I used to find Sylvia’s little socks scattered throughout the house). Also, an extra-long leg can help prevent the “gap-itis” (particularly unpleasant in the winter, when it’s cold) that occurs when pant legs get scrunched up. These took just eight days to knit. I think I have toddler socks out of my system for now, though. My next sock project will be something for a grownup.

p6131271sweater.jpgFirst, though I’m going to work on this sweater. I knit this a few years ago out of Baby Cashmerino left over from Sylvia’s baby blanket. I followed the Simple Boatneck pattern in Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss.

Sylvia loves this sweater. She can put it on and take it off all by herself, and it has purple in it. Originally, the arms were way too long, but now they’re just right…and the body of the sweater is way too short. So I’m going to add some length to it by picking up stitches and knitting downward. It doesn’t have to look perfect (have you seen the seaming job I did on this thing?). Luckily, my friend Beth just happened to have two balls of Baby Cashmerino in a color that looks very much like one I used in the sweater!

4 Responses to “Knitting updates”

  1. ariannaon 16 Jun 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Looks like great minds think alike yet again: we both did knitting updates today! :) Your toddler socks (both pairs) look fantastic, and you were smart about how you approached them – definitely a seasoned mother. ;)

    I look forward to seeing the totally finished product of the sweater – but right now it looks wonderful & comfy (and I love that Sylvia can put it on by herself). I am sure it will be much-loved and much-worn!

  2. Chrison 16 Jun 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Sounds like the perfect thing for retrofitting the sweater!

  3. Katie Jon 17 Jun 2008 at 6:03 am

    Wow, you’ve been so busy knitting. I can’t wait to see the cache in person!

  4. Deborahon 17 Jun 2008 at 9:21 am

    Great job on the toddler socks. Very smart to make them longer in the cuff. Their little legs will be well protected. Love how you are adding to the sweater to make it fit better in the length.