If you want to feel like you’ve accomplished a lot of knitting without actually doing a lot of knitting, I highly recommend making short socks for a three-year-old.
I started these socks for Elliot on Sunday. I’ve already completed the gusset of the second sock. These are the first pair of socks I’ve made for Elliot. I always make socks for Audrey and assume they will be handed down to him. That isn’t going to work, as he already has feet the same size as her. 18 months doesn’t buy me as much size difference as I had hoped. I’m making these big for him in the hopes that they will still fit next winter.
I’m making an adapted version of Rose City Rollers. I was done with the heel of the first sock before I added the project to Ravelry and discovered I didn’t have to make up a kids version because a kids Rose City Rollers pattern already exists. I will be using that pattern next time to see if I like it better than my made up version.
The yarn I’m using is Dreams in Color, a local dyer. I’m not sure if she still dyes yarn, as I haven’t seen her at any markets recently. If you aren’t from the Des Moines metro area you’re probably more familiar with her work as a pattern writer – she designed Hermione’s Everyday Socks. I really like her yarn, which is good because I have several skeins in my stash.
I hope to have these done in time for another installment of Sock It To Me Monday. I can sense your excitement from here.