Monday, January 22, 2007

Boring Socks are Done and Little Girl is One!

From this. . .


to this. . .


And one goofy brother. . .


What a quick year that was! Not much knitting, but a wee girl is a good reason for that. She's really started communicating in the past week or two -- some signs (eat, more and book) and new words (bath and ball). She's had that moving thing down pat for a while but added climbing onto the couch and going backwards down the stairs to her repertoire.



For the knitting update -- the boring socks are finished. The yarn is some cheapo Knitpicks stuff that I don't really like (they feel rough and the yarn split a lot) and I even took off a recommended inch in length but they still feel too big. Apparently I like my shoes big. I buy size 9 shoes but when I put that in the sock wizard pattern generator it comes out with socks much too big for my feet. Anyway, these were fun to make and I have more sock yarn on the way for birthday gifts.

And lastly, I found a boo boo in the SnB Kitchner instructions. They have the four main steps but leave out those two preliminary steps (yarn into front stitch as if to purl, yarn into back stitch as if to knit) to get you ready to Kitchner. Laura, I wonder if this is why you are an unhappy kitchner-er?

5 comments:

earthchick said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl!

Cute socks - sorry they turned out too big.

Wendee said...

Happy Birthday!! What a cutie!

pcr said...

Wow! Those socks were done fast!

Happy Birthday to the munchkin! She's adorable.

Laura said...

That could be! I guess I just need to practice.

I have the Sweater Wizard, and made two sweaters using it, one for me and one for John. The one for me turned out way too big and the one for John too small. I know my gauge was right, I think the sizing was off.

Sourire11 said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!!!