This, my dear friends, is what knitting is all about: making one
Darling Girl happy. Of course, she asked Nutmeg Owl to make her new “sleeping socks” the day her mommy returned from the Knitter’s Review Retreat in 2011. Darling Girl had pushed her little toesies right through her beloved orange pair.
And so she asked mommy to please make her some purple ones.
How embarrassed should I be that it took me a year to complete them? Is someone going to revoke my knitting credentials?
Because … it’s just … I’m just not a sock knitter. Thanks to Melissa Morgan-Oakes, at least I can knit
them two-at-a-time when I must, but socks just don’t do it for me. It’s not the ‘pair’ thing, either. I like mitts, mittens, gloves … but something about socks just slays my desire to stitch.
So to knit these – on US 0 needles, no less, was a labor of love that lasted longer than a pregnancy.
Pattern: Emily’s socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes
Yarn: Yarn Love Juliet in Blackberry Jam – the old formula, 25% nylon
Mods: Size was a hybrid between small and medium. I found that the special Emily’s Stitch absolutely kicked me in the tailfeathers. So these became ribbed socks instead, with ribbing continuing all the way to the toe to make them nice and stretchy.
Project marriage score: I don’t know. It was sock yarn for making socks. It was fine. Didn’t knock mine off. But I could blame the project as easily as the yarn. Pass.
What’s important: The Darling Girl loves them!