Summer is for Socks

I’ve been hit with SOCK FEVER! I loved doing the color maps for the new Stroll Handpainted yarns and couldn’t wait to start knitting socks with the pretty skeins when they arrived at the office a few months ago. I grabbed a skein of Leg Warmer and knit my very first toe-up, two-at-a-time socks! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to knit both socks at the same time, I definitely hate having to knit the second sock and have a small pile of single socks stashed in a WIP basket that I’ve tucked away in a closet. Out of site out of mind, right?

Anywho this revelation led to a delightful, perfectly fitted new pair of socks for myself and the teeniest, tiniest pair of newborn baby socks that I’ve ever knit. I like to use up the leftover yarn from each pair of socks to either knit another section on my Beekeeper’s Quilt or a pair of baby socks using Joelle Hoverson’s Baby Sock pattern from More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. I love the baby socks pattern because it’s quick, easy to memorize and easy to add stitches to accommodate different weight yarns. Plus, they’re so portable!

I whipped up a pair of newborn-sized socks on size 2 needles and even did them two-at-a-time from the top down! It doesn’t get much easier or cuter than that.

However, they do make my size 9.5 socks seem simply gargantuan! I’m looking forward to more summery evenings when I can sit in the shade on the back porch and quietly work on more socks for the fall.