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Socks for my daughter.  This is the pattern I’ll use to start knitting her socks for the coming Fall/Winter.  (This pair is too small!)

Yarn: Koigu (P454 143) 1 skein

Needles: 2.75 mm dpns

CO 40 sts

Size: Toddler Shoe Size 9 1/2 (Foot Circumference 6 inches)


Trying on a new pair of socks before I weave in the ends.  I used the same yarn for my favorite pair of leg warmers (different colorway).

Do you knit socks?  If not, I think you should.  It’s so satisfying to knit a pair of perfect fitting socks.  (Even if they are small like these which can be finished in a few days.)  This book has always been very helpful…






Pink Socks (No. 1)

Yarn: 1 skein of Koigu No. 1150 (and a bit of No. 2390)

Needles: 2.75 mm dpns

Cast on 40 sts.

French Heel and Round Toe (see Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush)

Size: Toddler Shoe Size 8

Bright pink hand knit socks stacked on top of what I think are the cutest pair of shorts in her closet (a gift from her aunt).

I love knitting with Koigu and have a few more new colorful skeins headed my way…. straight to the needles, I think.


More baby socks. I like that they are not tight around his ankles like store bought socks. I’ve been looking through my stash to see if I can find some yarn for a baby sweater – not just something that will work, but a yarn in a color and fiber that will inspire (and justify?) the time spent knitting.  I’m not sure I’ve found it yet…


I am expecting with baby no. 2 – due in two months!  I’ve been knitting lots of little socks and recently finished a pair of Elizabeth Zimmermann’s baby longies modified as shorts.  I’m also in the planning stages of weaving a rug for the baby’s room.  I’ll share more once the linen warp is on the loom…