Monday, July 17, 2006

I'm making socks!!!

I have expanded my knitting skills and can know make these little bitty socks...


I am not a fan of the knit baby bootie. For some reason, they don't look right to me... so I've been making these little socks for our little man. Since he is due on October 2, the weather will be starting to cool and he may need some footwear. I had a three hour glucose test this morning and spent three hours in the waiting room, so was able to get quite a bit of knitting done. These little socks knit up fairly fast, and the spouse is happy to see some of my projects actually get finished.

Speaking of unfinished projects, here is Miss Elsie's sweater being blocked on my ironing board...

I hope I did this correctly. Things seem to be laying flatter. Now I just need to attach the sleeves and join the side seams. The picking up of the stitches at the neckline wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. It was a good way to learn a skill that I needed for the socks. I can now see why a friend of mine prefers to pick up stitches at the armhole for the sleeves and knit down to the cuff rather than making separate sleeves and joining them.

1 comment:

mo said...

OOOOOO Can we have a sock party and you can teach me?!! I can't wait to see Elsie's sweater on her.