Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Better-Than-Booties Baby Socks

The rain for the past two days has forced me out of the garden and back inside the house to find piles of unwashed laundry, no groceries in the fridge, and emails left unread. I'm almost caught up, but I have a number of FOs to post. Let's start with the absolute cutest baby present I've knit in a while. This will be the first of many knitted objects for this little child. Her family has been though more than their share of grief and her arrival brings great joy into our little part of the world.



This picture best captures the actual color.

Pattern: Better-Than-Booties Braided Cable Baby Socks by Ann Budd in Interweave Knits, Summer 2005
Yarn: Spirit Trail Fiberworks 100% superwash Merino
Needles: US 0s
Notes: See the color? I'm finally knitting something appropriate for Project Spectrum!


I'm not crazy about a short row heel. In fact, I strongly dislike them. I had to do two per sock -- the toe is a short row heel. I could live without that, however it was a good lesson for me. (Ugh.) After the short row toe, you do a zig zag bind-off instead of grafting. I don't think I achieved the look of the zig and the zag, but it's nice. Don't try this on any socks that you would wear in shoes since it would probably be uncomfortable.


I can't wait to knit up a BSJ for her for the Fall!

8 comments:

Margene said...

So, so, so cute!

peacockchic said...

yeah for booties!!! Speaking of booties I need to get mine in gear on some baby knits too! Love the color and they came out so cute.

Bridget said...

Those are adorable! I'll have to give that pattern a try ...

Liz K. said...

She deserves all the happiness that those baby socks represent. You're so kind.

Lolly said...

These are so sweet! I love the little cables :) yes, perfect for the earth element!

tiennie said...

How sweet! Such a tiny bootie. What a wonderful gift!

nova said...

I have always thought these were cute, but a short row toe and heel. Gah. I think these are very cute though.

Laurie (Moo!) said...

Oh my gosh! That's a finger in the sock! Awed!
Lucky little baby. :-)