Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Domestic Accident #271

I never realised that knitting was a dangerous occupation until today.

I've been doing a bit on the Garden Shawl - yes, it's slightly bigger - use your imagination. I then decided I needed to knit a little something for Pat-at-work, who's just had a baby. Well, he didn't do it all on his own, but he helped.

First port of call? All the pattern books/magazines left over from my two. No go there - all very nice but too much. I just need a little something. Next port of call? Knitting Pattern Central. If you can't find it here, you don't really need one. Socks? Hat? I liked these socks (not bootees, which never stay on, proper socks) but, strange as it may seem, I don't have any suitable yarn. Then I decided to go to my knitting books and found the delightful "Baby Socks" from "Socks, socks, socks". Plucked up the pink variegated Jaeger Baby Merino and rattled this off:

Skinny little steel dpns (bought in the charity shop, aka "The Boutique") and very sharp and pointy.

How big is a baby's foot, anyway? Further investigation reveals all about sizes. Let's hope it fits. Even if it doesn't, it's very cute. It's a proper sock with a gusset:

Toe grafting (only 6 stitches so no wine needed):

and everything. I think it would be a great introduction to sock knitting - all the juicy bits but small enough to cope with.

Remember I'm knitting this on skinny, sharp, pointy steel dpns? I don't know what happened. I don't know if I had a seizure, a fit, a momentary aberration, or what, but this was the result:



Heather said...

I can totally relate. I was at my son's baseball game and left my chair to get a drink. Came back and sat on my dpns. I think my son heard my scream in the outfield. I learned how to use 2 circulars not long after.

Love the little sock! So adorable! How did I forget about that pattern? I love that book.

francoise said...

This little sock is very cute and let's hope the parents of the baby will appreciate the gift for all the pain it gave you...

Marie said...

I did the exact same thing a couple of days ago,and actually wrote a post about it today that I will post later. You have my sympathy! Now take care so you don't poke the tiny needle into the wound once more like I did, because that really hurts!

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Arleta said...

Ouch!! Cute little sock, though!

happyspider said...

aaw cute socks :)
i trod on my 2.75mm dpns once and, let me tell you, EVERYONE within a three km radius heard about it!
and who says knitting isnt dangerous!?