Monday, March 28, 2011

One misty, moisty morning

A wee FO

Pattern: Infant Socks by Judy Ellis

Yarn: Serenity by Premier Yarns
50% merino wool / 25% bamboo / 25% nylon

Needles: size 1 bamboo dpns

I found this little pattern years ago on the Socknitters website. There are loads of free sock patterns over there. As written, it makes a very small basic infant sock. I can often get a wee pair out of leftovers from my own socks. Generally I only adjust by knitting 8 rounds before the toe decreases, but this time I also upped the cast on number to 48 from the stated 40.

These, along with the book, will go to a friend who is expecting a son in May. I had a couple of other books in my hand before finding and selecting this one. I love, love, love Richard Scarry's illustrations, remembering them from my childhood and enjoying them again years later when my daughter was born. His little rabbits are so cute. Wouldn't you love to be an illustrator? I would.

"I'm not interested in creating a book that is read once and then placed on the shelf and forgotten. I am very happy when people have worn out my books, or that they're held together by Scotch tape." Richard Scarry


Yesterukes said...

Love your book choice! I think we wore on of these out when my girls were small. And love the socks. I should be trying to make these before baby feet are too large for them.

Sheri said...

They're adorable! Love your choice of book too. What could be a better gift; socks for now, book for later. Thanks for a great idea.

trailbee said...

They are so sweet. Reminds me of my first attempts at socks, beginning with these little tiny ones.

pamela w allen said...

Richard Scarry's illustrations are delightful...his books were favorites in our family, too!

What a lovely gift...

minipurl said...

Such a thoughtful gift. Lovely :)