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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Knee Highs for a Baby

Pattern: Adapted from Better-Than-Booties Baby Socks
designed by Ann Budd
Source: Interweave Knits, Summer 2005
Yarn: main color-Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, color: envy;
Heels, toes and ruffles: sKNITches Syncopation Sock Yarn, color: red baron
Needles: US size 0 dp

These were knit for baby Hannah Simone. I am sending them off tomorrow and I'm hoping that her mommy is too busy with new parenting business to bother with my blog before she actually gets them.

Baby Hannah's mommy is an old friend from my college days. She is terrific and, incidentally, VERY long-legged. I thought of my friend's fantastically long legs (seriously, they are at least as long as my husband's - and he is 6'2") as I knit and knit these little socks and I hoped that they might actually fit as knee highs and not anklets. I also hope that they'll be big enough to last her through the chilly Seattle fall and winter.

My socks are obviously longer than those in the Ann Budd pattern. Also, I used a simple 4/1 rib instead of the stitch patterns suggested, to better appreciate the lovely Lorna's Laces yarn.

The yarn used for the heels, toes and ruffle was part of a prize that I was thrilled to win last winter on the blog of the ever-generous Mona. Thanks Mona! I bet you never expected me to actually use the sock yarn for socks!

I don't get to talk with Hannah and her lovely family often but my heart is full as they welcome her into the world. Welcome, sweet dumpling!


love the socks!! the burgandy color at the top was the exact right way to go!
Those socks are adorable! I'm just glad you figured out the heel.
They are gorgeous, I love the colors
A very lucky baby will be getting these, what a creative idea.
I forgot to mention I changed the name of my blog to
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