- mutterings & musings about my adventures into the world of knitting and all things woolly!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Buy one, get one free. Or in Gracie's case, knit one, get one free!

Back on Halloween, I showed you some Trekking XXL that Jomp's girls, Jess & Gracie had dyed. Jess is now at the toe of her first sock and doing really well...I'm thrilled for her!

Gracie, being only 10, wanted to do her own socks but as she has yet to finish her first scarf in chunky wool, I said I'd do them for her:

Pattern: Knee Socks from Streets & YO's
Yarn: Gracie's Hand-dyed Trekking XXL & oddments of Opal Uni 4ply. Colourway: Purple, pink
Needles: 2.5mm Addi Turbo 12" circular
Size: Size 6ish uk + made to measure around Gracie's calf
Knit for: Gracie
Comments: My first knee socks and I love them. I adapted the pattern slightly as Gracie is shorter than the average adult women so made the calf increases slightly closer than than the pattern calls for. That said, the socks are just a little shorter than I wanted! I also used the sewn bind off which take's forever but my normal cast off in rib is soooo tight!

I had quite a bit of yarn left and wanted to treat her as she's having a bit of a hard time at the mo, so here is a little sock pouch that she'll fill with trinkets or shells or whatever she's into this weekend!

Pattern: Soft Drawstring pouch by Joelle Hoverson from the book Last Minute Knitted Gifts Yarn: As Above!
Needles: 2.5mm Addi Turbo 12" Circular
Size: One size
Knit for: Gracie's socks!
Comments: I love this little bag! What else is there to say?

She'll be arriving in half an hour for the long weekend and no doubt I'll have to remind her to take them off so they can be washed!

All that remains now is for me to wish you all a very Happy Easter! Hope the Easter Bunny is kind to you!


raining sheep said...

Absolutely AWESOME knee socks...I am going to knit a pair too in the next few weeks. I love the colors.

Auntie Noo said...

Wow - how clever to dye so it comes out in stripes!! - They look fab. And Happy Easter to you and yours too!

Cheryl in VA said...

First Thanks for the Well Wishes, I really appreciate it. I am desperately trying to "Get Well", and for me that can be a fairly active thing.

Congrads to Gracie and such a great dye job, and Congrads to Gracie's Wonderful 2nd Mum who thinks she is the cat's meow enough to make her not only socks but a special goodies bag as well.

Looking forward to seeing Jess' sock too. It is so awesome that you take the time and patience to teach the girls these things. They will remember this.

Have a lovely weekend Sweetie!!!

Knitted Gems said...

What a cute idea to make her a sockie bag! It's super cute and I love that it matches her socks.
Have a Happy Easter and a wonderful weekend.

Mandella said...

As a 10 year old, I would have been thrilled with the sock bag. What a great idea. Have a happy Easter.

Fiona said...

Great knitting there.

Ta for the comment - glad I'm not the only one with nutty neighbours.

Liz said...

Love the socks, gorgeous colours! And the sock bag is sooooo sweet!

knittynix said...

Hi Janey,
I love those socks and bag...... I have just finished my first ever sock! FANFARE..... It looks a bit strange as I used lots of nits and bobs but now I know I can do it I'm starting a propa pair.
Your pair of THANKYOU sock blockers are in the drying room so we'll post them off later this week.
Nicky x

pinkphish said...

How lovely are you- knitting socks and a little bag. I bet it totally made her weekend. I love the contrast heels and toes.
Hope you all had a lovely easter.

Anonymous said...

Love the socks!!!!

julie said...

those socks are wonderful - great colours and the little bag is the perfect finishing touch for a great gift!