little miss messy hair


if i wouldn't tip over all the time

i would love to have baby-sized feet.

just for the simple reason that socks would hold my interest. you see, most times socks are, to me, the long boring leg part, then the fun heel, then the long boring foot part, and then the fun toe. the fun parts, as in most things, are just way too short. now baby socks are another thing. that "long boring foot part" is a total of 16 rows, with a circumference of maybe 3 inches. that i can handle.

so, these are for my new nephew, Zane, born on April 19, 2005. i used the "better than booties" pattern from Interweave Knits. The first is my take on the "ruffle rib" socks. My take being to not read the pattern carefully enough and, instead of doing the eyelet row once and then the rib row 16 times, doing the eyelt and rib rows 16 times, resulting in a much longer sock than intended. baby knee highs for Zane:

the second socks are made of cascade fixation in bright green apple! honestly, a couple of times i went to take a bite out of the ball of yarn. for these, knowing how skinny Zane's feet are still, i cast on 3/4 of the stitches (using the cable rib pattern from the same source) and adjusted ratios accordingly:

just to compare the size:


At 10:21 AM, Blogger thuy said...

you make me want to drop everything and cast on for real socks. great job on tiny cables, hx! i hope to see them both on sam, i mean zane.

At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great socks! I love knitting socks for babies too, so fast and a good way to use up leftovers.

At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Becky said...


At 12:39 PM, Anonymous VaxGirl said...

Those are too cute! I'd want to keep them and hang them on the wall!

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Barb said...

These don't go on the wall until he is finished wearing them. They are too cute to leave on the wall!
pics of Zane wearing the socks


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