Big and Little Socks

Some time before Christmas, the little man mentioned that he would really like it if I would knit him a pair of socks. Stitchy friends, I nearly cried! My little boy likes what I do! He wants me to make him something! Yay! Of course, just before Christmas is probably the worst time to ask a crafty person to make something. So, he was patient. Then, the day came when I opened one of my sock yarn drawers and let him pick out the yarn he liked–Mary Maxim Bamboo Soft Stripes in colourway Spring Rain, which he likes because it as close to a rainbow as I have. I paired the yarn with a simple pattern (Riblet Socks designed by Katt Walker), and got knitting.

Riblet Socks, designed by Katt Walker

Riblet Socks, designed by Katt Walker

I also knit up a pair of socks for me; another pair from Cookie A’s Knit. Sock. Love. The pattern is BFF, and the yarn is Dye-Versions Bamboo Stretch Sock in colourway Candy Apple. The yarn has a bit of a fluffy texture that I didn’t think was going to work with the cable pattern, but it actually turned out quite nice. They are very soft and squish and feel great on my frozen toes. (When will the weather ever warm up!?)

BFF, designed by Cookie A

BFF, designed by Cookie A

Very soon I will be starting Sock Madness, which, you may remember, is a sock speed knitting competition. I don’t expect to make it beyond round 3 given my continued problems with my hand and elbow. But, I know I will still enjoy myself and I can’t wait to get knitting!

Do you take part in Sock Madness, or you have you ever taken part in a speed knitting or stitching competition? I’d love to hear about it.

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8 Responses to Big and Little Socks

  1. Gracie says:

    Sock knitting is wonderful. I enjoyed making them for myself when I lived in the “cold” climate. How grand you must feel that your boy asked for a pair! They are beautiful.

  2. Linda says:

    Love both pair of socks. Very pretty.


  3. Kate says:

    Wonderful socks, Heather! It’s always nice to be appreciated.

  4. Debbie B says:

    Congrats on the sock finishes. So nice that your son wanted a pair made for him!
    I’m no where near Sock Madness yet as I’m still on my first pair of socks….it is a process for sure.

  5. Kim McCool says:

    Oh my goodness – these are so cute – and they look so warm. Good luck with your knitting competition.

  6. Joanne P says:

    Love those socks, the pattern has come out really well in the rainbow ones, I guess it’s just luck how the colours run?

    I have never done any speed crafting, I would love to watch a knitting race though. It sounds fun.

    BTW under your post are little links to other posts you have made. They have been joined by some rather weird adverts just lately! Did you know?

  7. Susan says:

    Great socks. DSon hasn’t asked for a pair, but he’s going to get one just the same – as soon as I figure out how to knit them!!

  8. Deb says:

    Great socks!
    Haven’t knitted in years. Think everyone could use some warms socks this winter!