Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Somebody Stop Me, Please!

babysocks5I can't seem to stop myself from making baby socks. I've already gifted one pair and I've almost finished the 6th pair. I haven't even modified the pattern yet, though I keep thinking I might. I'm seriously addicted to these little things.

Pattern: Miriam Felton's Baby to Toddler Sized Socks

Yarn: (clockwise from top left) Cherry Tree Hill "Jewels", Cherry Tree Hill "Serengeti", Cherry Tree Hill "Spring Frost", Perchance to Knit "Seascape", and (center) Tofutsies "Three Feet Short"

Needles: KnitPicks, HiyaHiya, and KA #0us/2.0mm.

babysocks6My husband reminds me often of how tolerant he is of my obsessive behavior. He even got me a new Cub Cadet to help me refocus my compulsion and do something "useful" at the same time. I enjoy the mowing but it hasn't stopped me from making baby socks.

MTD / Blattner Brunner
I have two friends who are due in Feb. and Apr. and I have quite a few items I'd like to make including Baby Bell Bottoms by Alison Hansel and Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman. I think I might be the only knitter in America who hasn't made one of the those yet.

So my poor, long-suffering husband will have to bear with me and my obsessions for a little while longer. He's a good man and like I keep telling him, there are worse things to be obsessed with then knitting.


kathy in juneau said...

Too cute!! I think I have to make some of those. Do you, by chance, know how much yarn you used? The pattern says it's a good way to use up sock yarn bits, but doesn't give yardage or weight.

Margaret said...

My husband got me a new hose for the Electrolux for my birthday. Once!
The socks are precious, and I must be the only other knitter who hasn't knit BSJ. Need to find a baby to knit for.

Teri S. said...

I haven't made a BSJ yet but it's on the list. Fortunately, there aren't any babies in the future, so I have plenty of time to knit and stash. The socks are so cute!