Works in Progress

FINISHED OBJECTS: *Fair Isle Wristlet *Sara-Grace's Shortie Socks *Collin's Socks *Sunshine Squared Sweater *Gramps

WORKS IN PROGRESS:*Bridgewater Shawl *Eidelon *Blue Shortie Socks *Resonation Shawl

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Blue Day

Today is a blue day. Not because I am sad, but because everything I knit was blue! 

I once had my colors analyzed and it was determined that I am an autumn girl. I love greens, yellows, oranges, browns and reds. I get lots of compliments when I wear those colors. When I wear blue, people ask me if I feel bad. :~(   I own only one, count them one, blue shirt. I don’t wear it very often, obviously.

Well, today, I have been knitting on baby items trying to finish a layette set for my nephew and his wife’s soon-to-arrive baby boy. I have finished the Baby Surprise Jacket and a stocking cap

Since, I had a little bit of blue cotton yarn left, I thought it would be a good idea to knit socks or booties. Well......try to find a pattern for baby socks or booties in a worsted weight!  Since I couldn’t find any, and I have designed before....I thought how hard could this be.  
The first difficulty came when I realized that I can’t measure his feet.  Yeah, yeah, that should have been a no brainer.  So, I scoured through my extensive library of knitting books and the internet to find the measurements of a baby foot.  No Luck!
Found none, but founding many statements to the effect that babies very so much in size, I decided to just make a few and see where they would lead me. First I guessed at the number of stitches needed for cast on. I made a beautiful sock that would fit a baby doll.

Then I found a cute bootie pattern that used a different weight yarn. I knew my bootie would be larger, but I persevered on to see if I liked the construction. The booties was easy to make, but would fit a 2 year old.

 I then drove to Target and bought a pair of baby socks and will try to match them for size. We will see!

I think the real problem is that the yarn is blue. I’m sure that a self-respecting yellow or green yarn would have developed into a sock or bootie that would fit perfectly. Just saying!

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