Friday, 22 February 2008

I did it...well nearly...

I did it...well nearly, I made my first pair of socks. I have wanted to get sock making for a while now, but the thought of those double ended pins and dropped stitches etc, well quite frankly it scares me!!! So whilst I was away last week I had ago at a pair of socks for my youngest babe...I am thrilled with the results and it has restored some of my faith back in my own ability to knit. The nearly bit...I have to admit they are knitted on two needles and involved lots of shaping and sewing up so I still have to master the art of sock making properly. But they fit...when I went to try them on my little one he was sleeping and I looked at his little toes and thought 'Why would I want to cover these little piggies up with bed socks'...just look at them...so cute!!!
As a Mom you do not get much cuter than this...after a busy day and someone nearly falling asleep whilst having supper 'Mommy I am so tired' not something you hear very often from a little guy who's ability to do without sleep is stunning. We ended up in the cuddle whilst this Mommy finished her cuppa and before I knew it I had a gently snoring babe all curled up in the cuddle...
So its Friday already, how did that happen? The children are looking forward to being home for a couple of days as they have found going back to school hard and I shall be jolly pleased to have them at home I can tell you. We are off for a visit to my Mom's on Saturday and plan a lazy Sunday. As for the craft front...well I spent the first part of the week putting the house back together after our week away. I had started to get a little twitchy and gave in yesterday and spent the afternoon and some of the evening in my sewing room...I altered a pile of clothes that had been sitting there for so long...three pairs of slouch pants and a dress...I would rather make them than alter but there you go! I then had a little fun sewing, I am in two swaps (I will post about them next week) so I got my best linen out and thought Spring and Easter...Mmmm having fun with this, working with pastel shades of linen instead of the heavy winter warm fleece or cord is a treat.
Here's to a happy and healthy weekend.

GREAT NEWS Blogger has its spell check working again, I apologise for the poor spelling over the last few weeks, if you have read my profile you will know why;-)

15 comments:

Kitty said...

Well hello there swappy partner person! Like you, I am thinking 'Easter' but I'm also thinking 'calico' ... all will be revealed in due course!

It's so lovely when your smalls fall asleep in your arms isn't it? Doesn't happen much anymore *sigh*

Have a good weekend. x

sarah said...

I feel the socks are a success, even if a bit wonky. I can't even figure out how to cast on, so I feel a finished product to be successful!

Queen of the froggers said...

Well done with the socks, they look great, which pattern did you use?

driftwood said...

what a gorgeous sleepy cuddle, - I was wondering how it got to be friday already as well, what happened!

Joanna said...

little feet are rather adorable, well done on the socks the whole knitting thing scares me. I hated it when the spell check did not work. The man at the post office guessed i was dyslexic. I went bright red and said it was true. I had made an f into a 7 so he had to look the post code up.

sal said...

I couldn't knit socks to save my life so you've done brilliantly!
Mind you,I have now bought some knitting needles and some wool..!
What do you suggest I knit for starters? Sal;-)

French Knots said...

I'm working my way up to socks, still on scarves and hats at the moment!

Anonymous said...

Wow - those socks look fantastic - well done you! Doing 2 colours on your first pair of socks eh? - pretty good! I cannot believe it's already friday - our half term hol is now over and I was only just getting into it!! Not fair! Those socks look really snuggly - perhaps they could be like slippers rather than bedsocks. How is the swing coat? Looking foward to hearing about any progress on it.
caroline

dottycookie said...

I think your socks are very cute! I can;t bear sewing up which is why I was determined to figure out the DPNs a while back. The first few rows ar a bit hairy, then it's pretty straightforward.

There's nothing better than snuggling up to a warm sleepy little person, is there? Though I don't usually say that when one tries to come creeping in with Mummy and Daddy at 3am ...

Sarah said...

Love the socks and photos of sleepy loveliness

Be brave with the DPNs as it's so cool to have them fall off the needles all finished

Suzie Sews said...

Sock pattern is from Lucinda Guy Designs for kids using two colours of Rowan Kid clssic.

prettyshabby said...

awww cute socks for cute feet. I so wish I could knit..(and crochet..and cook for that matter!!!)

Rachelmp said...

Hi Suzie. Just so sweet, child and the socks and sleep. Just lovely

Ragged Roses said...

I am in awe now, not only can you knit, but you can knit socks! Dodgy scarves are my limit! Hope you had a good weekend
Kimx

Gina said...

Those are the cutest little toes! Cute socks too... but be brave! I'm sure you could master four double pins. Not that tricky once you get them started and past the first couple of rows.