Monday, March 07, 2011

No baby but new socks!

Pregnancy status: Overdue! This baby has decided to be fashionably late. My doctor didn't seem to think I'd make it to my next appointment (this Thursday), but I'm starting to think it may happen. Who knows?

Last week, I started a brand new pair of socks and I was wondering how much I'd have time to knit on them before baby got here. Would I turn the heel? Would I finish sock #1? Would I get to the toe of #2?


I actually finished them! I'm sorry I don't have a great picture, I'm not really in the mood for a photo shoot (and bending over to photograph my own feet is not an easy task, let me tell you!).

Pattern: Glynis, by Cookie A
Yarn: Slackford Studio, LLC Stalwart Sock in From Dusk Till Dawn
Needles: US 2 - 2.75 mm needles
Notes: I usually use US 1 needles for socks but I had read comments saying it wasn't a very stretchy pattern so I opted for bigger ones. They fit very well so I think I made the right choice. I also chose to do only eight repeats (instead of nine) on the legs, because I have short legs.

If you ever knit this pattern, don't forget to check the errata.

So I finished the socks yesterday and I cast on this morning for... another pair of Cookie A socks, also from the book Sock Innovation. This time I'm making Eunice, using Knit Picks Essential Tweed in Plum. I guess I'm in a purple phase. I really like the yarn, it's a shame Knit Picks has stopped making their tweed sock yarn!

So, do you all think I'll get to finish these socks before baby gets here?


Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great socks! I can't believe you finished a full pair before baby boy decided to come!

I can't wait to hear about his arrival. And you must tell me when you're up for visitors, I want to come see you & the baby! Quentin is excited to meet his new friend.

Tara said...

I've got not one but TWO of Cookie's books, and I've yet to knit from either of them. Shame on me. SHAME! Come on, baby!!!!

Maryse said...

They look beautiful and I predict that you will not finish the new pair before the baby arrives! I look forward to hearing the good news!