Sometimes you need a break from your crafty routine. You’ve been knitting or crocheting on one project for so long, you can’t stand working on it one more minute. That’s me. I’ve been working on an afghan for a friend. It’s turning out to take a lot more hours of crocheting than I thought it would. The same stitch over and over and over. My elbow needed a break. I needed a break. So…
I found myself scrolling through Instagram, and the cutest thing grabbed my attention. Just like that, I had to make it. I did. I had to. That’s how these adorable baby booties ended up on my knitting needles. Fortunately, they are a quick, easy project. So I made two pair, one white, one pink. They are available in my Etsy shop, GreenGableStudio. So I you have a baby shower in the near future. they are ready and waiting. (I can even make a blue pair, if you want.)
Knitters divide themselves into groups. There are the lace knitters, the sweater knitters, the shawl knitters. I’m a sock knitter. I’ve knit over 100 pairs of socks since I started knitting. One of my first projects was a pair of socks for a breast cancer fundraiser.
I’ve taught sock knitting classes. I’ve knit from the top down, the top up, the regular heel, the afterthought heel, the German short row heel, the fish-lips heel. I’ve knit plain “vanilla” socks, socks with lace patterns, ones with fair isle patterns, ribbed socks. Stripped socks, patterned, speckled, solid, tweed, socks with coordinating heels, cuffs and toes. I’ve knit four pairs of socks with the same sock yarn for everyone but myself in my family. (I have yarn for my matching pair…. but I’m a teeny bit sick of that yarn.) I’ve knit socks out of fingering weight, DK, worsted yarn. I’ve even knit anklets, dress socks, knee highs. Socks for men and women.
But I’ve never knit baby socks until now. And they are the cutest, quickest knit. I’m kind of addicted. So please feed my addiction, by purchasing a pair at my Etsy shop, GreenGableStudio
I knit a lot of little projects. Bowls, socks, cozies, hats. It is fun to knit up a bigger item, especially when the knitting goes so quickly. I’ve found that while knitting a lace shawl looks complicated, it usually has a pattern that makes it easy and interesting. My latest finished object is a beautiful shawl I made for a friend.