September 25, 2008

Mommy and Baby Socks

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.
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!
Mommy and baby socks
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.

Mommy and baby socks
The baby socks are the “Stay On Baby Booties” from the book Knitting for Baby.

Mommy and baby socks
I substituted ribbon for the i-chord tie because I wanted to be sure I’ll have enough yarn for the mommy socks, too.
Mommy and baby socks
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.

11 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about the headaches. It's all worth it.

    The yarn and socks are so yummy. I really like the ribbon instead of icord choice.

    Jennifer you look amazing! That's a beautiful belly.

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  2. those are adorable! squee!

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  3. Super cute booties and mommy sock, too! : )

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  4. What a lovely idea. The baby socks are adorable, and the mommy socks sure do sound luxurious with the cashmere.

    Hope you're feeling better :)

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  5. I'm sorry to hear about the migraine that won't quit! I hope you get to feeling better soon. It's just so hard when you cannot treat your migraines in the normal manner - I had migraines when pregnant too. Happy note - the socks and booties are adorable!!!

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  6. jeanne - you are the awesomest! seriously...i feel so lucky to be the recipient of these amazing socks and the friendship and love that comes with them (c'mon...u gotta like someone u take the time to knit a pair of socks for...especially a pair of socks as fabulous as these!!)! and don't worry about hurrying to get the second one done...wait til the dizzies subside cuz my feet are so swollen right now i won't be able to get them on lol

    i cannot wait to get my lil girl's feet in those adorable booties...you have no idea!!! (ok, so maybe you do, w/ one on the way, but i'm so stoked to see her w/ those lil booties on!)

    thanks again, girlie - ur the best! xo

    ps.. hope the migraine goes away soon!!

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  7. Eeeee! Too cute! I so dig the Hedera panel, too. *files idea away to poach from later*

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  8. Hope those headaches end for you soon. The socks are adorable. Great idea to use the sock yarn for both mom and baby.

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  9. What a cute idea! Love the socks and booties. Hope the headaches go away soon...

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  10. So darn cute! I just met Dianne of Creatively Dyed last weekend and bought some of her roving and yarn. Yum yum yum.

    Hang in there, Jeanne.

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  11. I love the mommy and baby socks. What a great gift. And the baby socks are soooo cute!

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