Yes… the headache is still here… but I have funner things to blog about right now.
So my friend Jennifer is pregnant with a little girl due oh… nowish. Of course the daughter of a knitter needed to receive some seriously cute handknit items. So I knew from the start I wanted to make her some ridiculously adorable booties. Because is there anything cuter than teeny tiny socks?
I also wanted to make Jennifer something special. I figured (and this was before I was going through it) that pregnancy must be hard so a little bit of luxury would probably be nice. And for me there is nothing in the world more luxurious than a pair of handknit socks. My goal became to knit a set of matching mommy and baby socks.
Sadly, though, I was only able to give her baby booties and a mommy sock. For awhile now knitting has made me dizzy. I only get through a little bit a time before having to stop. So the sock progress has been non-existent. I hope I can get the other one done before the little one comes… or at least before the cold weather sets in!
The mommy sock is a variation of the Hedra pattern from knitty. Basically I just used one repeat of the lace and stockinette for the rest. The other sock will be a mirror of this one.
The baby socks are the “Stay On Baby Booties” from the book Knitting for Baby.
I substituted ribbon for the i-chord tie because I wanted to be sure I’ll have enough yarn for the mommy socks, too.
The yarn I used is the most fabulous sock yarn I’ve ever worked with. It’s Creatively Dyed Luxury and it's a cashmere/merino blend. Cashmere socks!!! It’s very exciting.
Jennifer was excited, too:
I can’t wait to see them on her little pumpkin!
Oh and the mommy socks are here on Ravelry and the baby socks are here.