Wednesday, December 19, 2007
My Daughter's Grinchy socks
When you are a knitter you are also a collector, so if you are new or have yet to become a knitter be pre-warned. You will collect yarn, tools and patterns. Also if you have family members that live with you they will begin to expect knitting done for them. Which is part of the fun of knitting. So because I am a collector I have lots of magazines and I add to that collection often. This holiday season I picked up a couple magazines that are just full of holiday projects. Well one afternoon my youngest daughter (also a knitter)was looking one and found the add from socks that rock for the grinchy socks. She is a huge fan of the Grinch who stole Christmas. As a matter of fact she watches it all year long. So of course she just had to have them. Well I have to confess I really didn't want to fork over the money for the sock kit for a 9 year old. So what I did instead was look through my stash of yarn and found funky reds and greens. Then I went to my favorite sock book. Sensational socks and found a pattern that I liked and went from there. I'm not sure what the red is I think its wool. The green at the toe and the stripe is silk left over from some project and the glittery stuff is left over too. The green from the heel I have no idea what it is.
The big test however is does she like them? The answer Yes as matter of fact she plan to wear them today, tomorrow and Friday to school. Of course when you are 9 clean socks isn't as important then looking cool. So I guess I will wash them each night.