Sunday, May 12, 2013

Year of Projects 2: Little Child's 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)

I spent most of last week in New Brunswick with my brother, attending the launch of his second volume of short stories set at the McAdam Train Station - Abigail Massey at McAdam Station - and then traveling around the province with him to meet the vendors and do book-signings. It was a ton of fun and it's wonderful to see the money being raised to help restore a building that I think of as a National Treasure.

All the while in New Brunswick I was fighting a cold; by the time I got home I had to admit defeat. So the last several evenings have been spent with a box of Kleenex and a mug of Neo-Citran. I did manage to finish my Gentleman's Plain Winter Socks in time for a finished object Friday post, but little else has been accomplished knit-wise. For my Year of Projects I've managed to pick out my next pattern - Little Child's Sock - and assemble some yarn that I think may work. Nothing cast on. It's a pattern that I think works best with a solid or semi-solid yarn so I'm hoping that I can combine all these shades of grey (and some brown) to make a semi-solid effect.

At the same time I'm knitting away on a shawl at work. My "at home" knitting time is being devoted to "Tshark Socks" - and honestly, the pattern is so mind-bending that it needs my full attention. Could be I'll get somewhere with Little Child Socks when I need a break from shadow-wrapped short row shaping. I guess we'll find out by week's end!


Anonymous said...

I hope your cold gets better soon, lots of rest and TLC. Your weekend sounds like the best fun ! Looking forward to seeing the child socks and best of luck with the shawl. Must go check out your FO Friday socks.

Frieda said...

Feel better soon , those spring colds are the worst . Love your gentleman's socks . You did an amazing job coordinating all of the colours .

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

What kind of job do you have where you can knit at work? Awesome...but then you're very good at it!
Cute shark socks but they do look like they could be complicated.
I hope you feel better but it sounds like it was worth it to travel around to book signings! You're a very talented family!
Take care of yourself and get better!

nauget bluff said...

How wonderful for your brother and of course, the province... I hope things go well for his project. I did take a peek at the book..what fun! I'm not sure about the shark socks...tho it seems to be a worthy cause..feel better..

Chrisknits said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Kim said...

What an awesome experience for you and your brother-and the child's sock looks so cute.

Kepanie said...

How lovely to spend some QT with your bro. How exciting to see how book signings work.