Tiny little socks

I love tiny little socks. So far I’ve knit 3.75 of them. See?

Whee. And it only took 4 hours for the first pair! A little longer for the  second – I’m patterning it myself. More on that in a bit.

The pink ones are chevron lace baby socks:

(need a new camera badly.)

The grey ones are a pattern by me! I know now how to do a flap heel and a regular (non short-row) toe, so I figured out how many stitches I needed to cast on, made up a pattern, and now have this:

It’s a knit 2, k2tog, YO pattern, worked over 36 stitches in Lotus Yarns Aura (I forget the colorway) on size 0 needles. I have some leftover from the Rivendell socks, and it’s really squooshy. I think that these might be slouch socks, since I have incorrectly estimated the circumference of a pudgy baby leg, but we shall see. My still incubating niece will eventually be the tester.

I plan on making this pattern for grown-ups at some point, and I’ll be sure to share it when I get all the details worked out. It’s nice in that it works over 4 stitches, so you can adjust as needed fairly easily. (Thanks to the CG for reminding me how to turn a heel.)

Baby socks are awesome for two reasons: they’re awesomely fast to knit, and they use those little leftover balls of yarn you get when you knit regular-sized people socks.

Anyway. I also bought some blingy jingly anklets to wear with my garb:

(Yes, I tried them on at work. I was excited.)

They’re much nicer than the little ones I bought last year, and have a fabric backing to keep them from chafing my ankles too much. I almost wore them for the rest of the afternoon before I remembered that they jingle and would likely irritate other people. I’ll wear them this evening to Baronial polling instead, along with a sari I finally got around to washing the sizing out of.

And then after I put them on, I noticed that while they make my feet look nice and delicate, they  make my ankles look not so delicate:

Granted, there’s a lot  of foreshortening going on there, but whoa – insta-cankles. Oh, well. You can’t really see my ankles in my garb, anyhow.

More baby socks to come!

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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4 Responses to Tiny little socks

  1. Mouse says:

    *gasps* where did you buy those??? I must have a pair!!! I love jingly ankle bells but mine aren’t anything as heavy looking as those.

  2. yul says:

    I used to have one in brass that I wore around the ankle of one of my combat boots. Don’t worry about it. You are right. No one will see when you are garb-ed.

    • HappyGoth says:

      Ha! I wore them last night and a guy in the hallway asked if we were doing a bellydance class. I said “no, we’re a living history group, but that sounds like fun!”

      I seriously could wear them everywhere, all the time, except that it’d be annoying. I love that you had one that you wore. Just another reason that you are awesome!

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