Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WIP Wednesday 8/10: Help Me!

First off, the Dream Catcher Blanket and Lego Man have gotten no love.  But I did pick out the additional 2 colors for the blanket Monday night. 

Now that the baby socks are done, I need help.  I’m ready to knit a pair of socks for Squishy.  I’m using a high variegated, multi-colored yarn, so I think  a plain vanilla or ribbed sock would be wonderful.  But since I’m new to the sock world, I don’t know where to start.  I peruse patterns and just feel like I’m at a loss for what to choose.  Any favorite patterns out there for toddler feet?  Simple is best.  The pattern doesn’t need to be for beginners, but it’s okay if they are.  I just don’t know where to go from here.

And because I couldn’t resist (babies are so irresistible, aren’t they?), I started a baby cocoon.  It’s the Button-Up Baby Wrap by Kimberly Wood.  Knit on large needles with chunky yarn this project sprouts wings and flies off the needles!  I finished 8” of the cocoon in about 1.5 hours and would have finished the remainder by now if I haven’t been so busy.  Yes, there is a second one already planned.
I’m modifying the pattern (as I seem to do a lot these days) for a 2 x 2 twisted rib of sorts.  I’ll share more about that when I’m finished. 

So needles are clicking and my knitting is in motion.  I’m trying to take things slow and enjoy what I’m working on, but it’s just so darn hard when I’ve got so much I want to knit before Lovebug arrives! 

Do you ever find yourself in the same boat as me?


  1. What about the Spud and Chloe free pattern by Susan? Is it Jelly Bean Socks, maybe? They are child sized and I think with worsted weight yarn. I haven't knit them, but they are on my list! Love the cocoon. I wish I did that with Annika. :)

  2. @knittingknirvana The Jelly Bean Socks are really cute! He has 2 pairs from Mary Rose that still fit him from the Springtime in Paris swap. The only problem with worsted weight is they don't fit in his shoes. Although, it might be worth it to just make him a pair for around the house. :)