Sunday, March 24, 2013

Year of Projects 2: Infant's Silk Sock


Folk Knitting in Estonia: Aino's Gloves • Anu's Christmas Gloves • Anu's Mittens • Anu's Stockings • Avo's Mittens • Ellen's Stockings • Helgi's Mittens • Hilja's Mittens • Ilmar's Socks • Juta's Stockings • Kalev's Mittens • Kristi's Mittens • Laila's Socks • Landra's Gloves • Liidia's Gloves • Liivi's Stockings • Maarja's Socks • Maimu's Mittens • Marko's Mittens • Meida's Mittens • Merike's Gloves • Rita's Stockings • Sander's Mittens • Tiit's Socks • Ulla's Gloves • Virve's Stockings

Knitting Vintage Socks: Gentleman's Shooting Stockings with Fluted Pattern (1887) • Gentleman's Sock in Railway Stitch (1889) • Gentleman's Socks with Lozenge Pattern (1895) • Bed Sock in Lemon Pattern Fancy Knit Stripe (1896) • Cycling or Golf Stockings with Fancy Cuff in Trellis Pattern (1897) • Heelless Sleeping Socks (1897) • Child's French Sock in Citron Pattern and Diaper Knitting (1898) • Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern (1899) • Gentleman's Half Hose in Ringwood Pattern (1899) • Gentleman's Sock for Evening Wear (1900) • Evening Stockings for a Young Lady (1900) • Fancy Silk Sock for a Child of 5 or 6 Years (1900) • Gentleman's Fancy Sock (1901)  Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock with Dutch Heel (1901) • Child's Sock in Miranda Pattern (1904)  Baby's Bootikin (1905)    Little Child's Sock (1907)   Infant's Fancy Silk Sock (1909) Ladies Useful Stockings (1913)    Ladies Silk Stockings with Clocks (1914)

Once again I finished up last week's socks - Gentleman's Shooting Stockings with Fluted pattern - in time for a Finished Object Friday post. If you missed it, they're here. And then I had a look at what to cast on next. Flipping through the pages of Knitting Vintage Socks, and referring to the project notes from other Ravelers, I decided on Infant's Fancy Silk Sock. Admittedly, I have no infant to knit these for, but I was in the mood for something cute and quick with the idea of giving them away. Numerous Ravelers comments describe the finished socks as "precious", "sweet" and "adorable"; their posted photos of newborns also suggest that the socks fit well.

After seeing Shell's "Not Sik nor Infant" project I was inspired to work in contrast - In Silk and at Infant size. My new Blackthorn size 00 (1.75 mm) needles arrived last week too; isn't this the perfect pattern to try them out? A few hours and 30 grams of silk later, et voilà ... a finished pair of infant socks. All those other Ravelers were right; they are precious, sweet and adorable, if I do say so myself.

Next for my Year of Projects, I think I'll cast on Little Child's Sock. There's a skein of Araucania Ranco Multy in my stash that might work nicely with that pattern. And if the Araucania is too busy for the pattern, I have a plan B in my stash as well. But first I'd better finish some of my other WIPs!

18 comments:

Dee said...

They ARE adorable. I'm sure some baby will just love them.

Sandy said...

They are sooooo cute, love the colors. You must eat, drink, and dream socks girl, lol.

Renee Anne said...

Those are adorable! I may have to make some for a baby that I don't know...maybe. We'll see :)

And no, I'm not pregnant.

Kepanie said...

OMGosh, silk socks for an infant? Squee! Whoever you gift it to better have eyes that light up! These are awesome. Love reading about your sock adventures as always. I just may have to put this sock book on my birthday wish list in late summer.

Ruth McKeon said...

Missed the gentleman's socks on Friday, I got caught up reading on Friday and forgot about catching up on blogs but they turned out wonderful. Wow another pair off the needles and your right cute and adorable they are. Looking forward to seeing the next ones. Your right having a pair on the needles is incentive enough to get them done just to have the needles for something else lol.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

So cute! I was going to leave a comment, then went to look at that book..and then well did other things...I love following your sock adventures...or maybe I left a comment, but it hasn't been approved yet...shrugs..

Chrisknits said...

They are so sweet! I am glad your Friday post was still visible as I just love looking at those socks! I don't know why, but they just capture my attention. Was the silk hard to work with at that gauge? I have only used lace silk and I hated it! No give and so slippery.

Sam I Am...... said...

I keep forgetting about the Friday posts! Dang it! Your gentleman socks turned out fabulous! Great boot socks too and so great to use up smaller bits of stash.
Those infant socks are simply too cute for words! I want to make some and just hang them up in my laundry room like a little bunting...they are SO precious! I bet they are even cuter on pudgy little baby legs! LOL! Great job all around....you're a wiz with your needles!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Cute!

Caffeine Girl said...

What amazing socks. Even more amazing: You finished a pair of sock in a few hours?! I know they're baby socks, but I can't even knit those so quickly.

nauget bluff said...

Yikes..that small scares me! they are lovely of course!

DeliaKnits said...

They are very sweet. I'm sure some lucky baby will love them!

Vicki Yelland-Browning said...

wow those are really gorgeous!! Your YOP list is massive - well done. Have a creative Monday xx

Angela @ Knit Luck said...

Oh man those infant socks are ridiculously cute!

Frieda said...

They are so cute !! I'm sure you'll find a baby that they would be perfect for ...

cleancup said...

cute. very, very cute.

Emma (GirlAnachronismE) said...

So cute, they're a perfect gift!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

These are so cute. I am giggling just imagining the tiny feet that will wear them.