Monday, July 23, 2007

Sock knitting

I had originally given this yarn to my mom and after two years, she finished her socks when she was staying with us after Alden was born in early June. She made them ankle length for summer, so she had an extra skein leftover and gifted it to me! So I made some ankle length socks too.

Pattern: modified Dublin Bay Socks (I made them shorter, and added a row of crochet at the tops, and used the afterthought heel, and knit them toe up on size 2 needles).
Yarn: Regia Silk Color - 1 skein with some to spare.

Overall, I am happy with these, as I can wear them this summer and they look good with Birkenstocks. I like the silk yarn -- it is so soft and stretchy! And it is more fun knitting with a baby on your lap :)

new socks

new socks

Monday, July 16, 2007

Baby Tomten Jacket

Made this for the cherub - he wore it to see fireworks, but first he did some stretching in it. Very stretchy!