I wouldn’t believe how big Maggie’s feet are except that I just knit her pretty big socks and they fit. I estimated her foot size when she was away at school and I thought maybe her feet were about 5″ around and 6″ long. WRONG. Her feet are more than 7″ around and 7.25″ long. The socks seem too big when I am looking at them but they fit her perfectly. I am so confused. When did she become not a baby?
It was gorgeous outside today after school, so she played with her new pocket knife at the picnic table and posed her feet for some pictures. It was cute. I love the pictures.
As much as I’d like to deny it, Jerry has big feet, too. If not big for his age, at least bigger than I expect them to be. I am taking no chances with him, so I had him trace the outline of his foot and measure the circumference of his foot and ankle. He picked out the yarn (blue and gray from the stash, good stuff) and hopefully everyone will have toasty warm toes if, by chance, it ever gets cold here in North Carolina.
More information about yarn and pattern can be found on Ravelry.
I was really chugging along on the Stripe Study shawl. I took it when the kids and I went to Buffalo last weekend, and I made some headway on the airplane. But I quickly realized that although the yarn has ample yardage, using a size 8 needle meant that the garter stitch was really eating up the yarn. I placed an order for more yarn on Wednesday, ran out on Thursday, and expect delivery on Monday or Tuesday. While I wait, I’m knitting more socks.
I barely knit all summer, and now I have this really panicky feeling that when it gets cold we won’t be prepared. What if there are no wool socks that fit the kids? What if their mittens are too small? What if they want a sweater and I haven’t knit one yet? What if…ad infinitum. All I really need to do is rummage through the wool basket; I’ll probably find loads of things that fit everybody. But what if nothing fits anymore?!?!?!
Anyway. While I wait for the new skein of yarn to arrive, I’m getting to work on that unwritten list of ‘knits I think we don’t have but we probably do’.
The socks above fit Maggie (with room to spare, but not too much). The next thing on the unwritten list is slippers for me; mittens and socks to fit Jerry, who is growing up too fast and I demand that he quit it right now; new hats for everyone! (This one is the most absurd because even kids can’t really outgrow a hat. Or at least they outgrow them very slowly. I just like knitting hats.)
Are there things you are knitting in preparation for winter? Are you already covered for when it gets cold? I need to know I’m not the only one!
Not one, but TWO finished knitting projects! I can’t even stand it. The Autumnal socks will be going to my mother-in-law, Noreen. The watermelon socks will be going to my Mom. I think of all the people in the entire universe, no one deserves handknitted socks more than those two.
You can find more details about the Autumn socks here, and the watermelon socks here. Now that I have no socks on the pins I think I need to head to the sock yarn stash, find the best yarn in there, wind it up, and cast on for another pair. Maybe I’ll even try a different pattern.
Or maybe not.