Daily Archives: May 2, 2007

Tiny little socks

Actually, I’ve made smaller, but these are still just so danged cute!

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And I needed a mindless knitting project, so I immediately cast on for a matching hat. Except the hat will probably fit a bigger child than the socks. This yarn (Cherry Tree Hill Supersock DK) for me, knitted up at almost 7 stitches to the inch of size 2 needles for the sock (and I’m usually a looser knitter), but on size 4s for the hat, knitted at 21 stitches/4 inches — less dense fabric, obviously, but still not too loose at all. The socks are sturdy but fine. Should be good for the Afghans for Afghans Mother’s Day project! (By the way, deadline extended to May 25th!)

I forgot another criterion that leads to multiple projects: I need a ‘quiet’ project that I can knit fairly unobtrusively at events where listening (by me or others) is required. So no clacky needles. The hat’s on some old coated Inox needles, and those are pretty quiet; so’s this next WIP on Addi Naturas:

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A cotton washcloth using the classic diagonal garter stitch square (here’s a story about it by Michelle Edwards that I love). I had a little bit of variegated cotton, so very not enough for a washcloth. So I alternated white cotton with the variegated, which I liked much better anyway. But after a few inches, I realized it still wasn’t enough for anything other than a coaster unless I did something. Hence the Design Element! (also known as the white stripe) The amount of colored yarn left is there on the top right — think I’ll make it? Oh, the suspense!