The girl has socks.

new socks for Mag

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.

new socks for Mag

new socks for Mag

new socks for Mag

new socks for Mag

new socks for Mag

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.

 

Merry Christmas!

I finished two Christmas knitting projects, and totally failed on two others. But it’s not bringing me down, because it’s Christmas! And Christmas with an eight year old and a four year old is Very Fun. You can not imagine the excitement. We’ll probably go to the mall today, which is a crazy tradition but a tradition nonetheless.

I hope you have a very special Christmas, full of peace, joy, family, friends, good music, yummy food, knitting time, cookies, and all that you ever wished for.

knitting in the south

When you’re a year-round knitter in North Carolina, you get lots of puzzled folks wondering why you’re knitting a wool hat when the heat index is over 100 degrees. I knit wool hats because some days we need them. Yes, it snows in North Carolina. Not every year, mind you, but it has snowed every winter since Maggie was born*. And when it snows, my family is armed with wool.

Greensboro Christmas Parade

The snow is gone for now, but the high today is only 32, and with the wind it’s mighty cold out there. Now we just need to work on getting some proper winter coats and snow boots for these kids.

*Actually, Maggie was born in March of ’06, and I remember sitting outside with her when she was a few days old because it was in the 70s. It’s mostly hot here, but it can be wintry, too!