One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a fiber-affected single mother of twins who makes a living as a code monkey

One Crazy Fiber Lady


November 7th, 2008 · 7 Comments

There is definitely an advantage to having small feet. ¬†I can get cheaper sneakers and flats because I can buy them in the children’s department. ¬†It isn’t great for buying high heels and dress shoes (unless you want bows or beads on them). ¬†The best part? ¬†I don’t have to worry about having enough yarn to knit a pair of socks. ¬†My problem with the standard sized skein of sock yarn is what to do with the leftovers.

Right now it is a tossup between that sock yarn leftover granny square blanket or making monkey socks.  

Monkey socks won this time:

Little Girl Socks

Little Girl Socks

I finished them this morning on the ferry.  I had an ooch more yarn.  I had been nervous about running out before finishing the second sock.  Details on these:

  • Pattern: ¬†My basic sock recipe – toe up over 44 stitches
  • Yarn: ¬†Socks That Rock lightweight – Firebird
  • Needles: ¬†US1 – magic loop

I just have to weave in the ends and present them to her highness later.

That’s about all I have for today. Have a program I’m rewriting from J++ to C#, bringing it into the modern era, which is giving me a few fits and starts, and a technical specification I need to write. Ugh. I hates writing in english. Hope everyone has a good weekend. Look for spinning kid pictures next week as the Babe Pinkie I bought arrived. Yay!

Craft on!

ps.. think happy ebay bidding thoughts for me…

Tags: Kids · Socks

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nancy // Nov 7, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you to win BIGTIME on Ebay – the NH wheel + extras looks awesome!

  • 2 Daniele // Nov 7, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Two pairs of socks for the price of one! Gotta love those small feet!!

    Good Ebay Mojo on the way…… 🙂

  • 3 Manise // Nov 7, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Another wheel????

    Unfortunately I have big feet, so I don’t reap the benefit of 2 pairs per skein.

    Pretty socks.

  • 4 Kris // Nov 7, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Wondered if there was any way you could resist that ebay goodie — and now I have my answer! Good luck and fingers crossed! Can’t wait to hear the entire saga.

  • 5 vanessa // Nov 7, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    happy ebay bidding! there are a couple of nice wheels 😉

  • 6 Danielle // Nov 8, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    What’s on ebay now? You are such trouble!

  • 7 JessaLu // Nov 14, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Cute lil socks!