Saturday, March 06, 2010

Truth in labeling

The Quickie Socks truly were a quick knit.  But that's what one would expect when knitting in worsted wool.

Pattern:  Quickie Socks from The Joy of Sox
Yarn:  I'm not sure but it is red worsted
Needles:  US4 DPNs
Modifications:  Unless you include modifications to correct the errors in the pattern, none.

I was afraid these were going to be too small, but once bathed and blocked, they proved to be plenty big for my daughter.  I think the yarn is superwash wool, but I can't find the ball band.  Since the color did not bleed, I will knit up a quick swatch and throw it into the laundry tomorrow to see if it felts.  Better safe than sorry.

Meanwhile, I went in search of baby-appropriate yarn.  The following Lorna's Laces is in the process of becoming a baby afghan.

And this Ella Rae Classic will become a crayon-colored blanket.

And why do I need baby-appropriate yarn?  Because I am going to be a GRANDMA!!!


Qutecowgirl said...


Have fun shopping for baby yarn = )

Shea said...

Congratulations! How wonderful! When's the new little one due?

toni in florida said...

Congrats! I just became a grand 7 weeks ago and it's been pretty frakkin' cool so far!

Toni said...


Janne said...

I bought the book The Joy of Sox a few months ago, but haven't knitted any socks from it yet. Congrats on you coming Grandma-hood. I have five grandkids, the oldest the same age as my youngest daughter and grandkids are great!