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!