Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fairgrounds of Kate

I had never knit a sock pattern more than once....that was until I knit the Cotty Sock pattern by my friend Carrie. Proof is here and here. I think it's a great pattern for semi-solids and variegateds. I've not seen a self-striping version yet.

I needed a quick knit for my September SAM 10 socks and I saw this skein already wound up into like 4 little cakes, so the decision was made.

Why 4 little cakes...well..um..I had planned to knit a baby hat with this colorway for the 2008 Ravelympics. I had wound the skein doubled. Then I was going to destash it so I was trying in vain to un-double the yarn. Yeah..note to self...do not pre-wind a skein doubled....either make 2 separate cakes of yarn or knit from the inner/outer of the cake.

This colorway was the 2nd shipment in the very first Rockin' Sock Club a few years ago. I hate to say it, but I've never liked it. I just set it aside and figured I'd knit something for a baby, as I knew it would be perfect for it.

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They are so wee I love them, and they go pretty fast too! They are the smallest picot cuff I've ever knit. I thought it would be tough, but not really.

I have plenty to knit the hat, which will be very soon :)
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Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Fairgrounds (from the first RSC)
Sweet Baby Kate by Irishgirlieknits
US 2.5 circular via Magic Loop
September 2010

Will go in the gift drawer as I don't know of anyone having a girl yet.

Psst....now I'm just waiting for the wee version of her Uncle Frank socks

11 comments:

Discoknits said...

Me too! I know more boy babies than girl!
But when the right girl comes along, her feet are going to look so pretty :0)

Jo said...

Yes, you do! I'm pregnant with a little girl - due 2/1/11 :)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

hehehe Jo is getting a new pair of baby booties!! And yes, must get on those Uncle Frank wee ones....I know I know!

Love your Sweet Baby Kate's!! Love!

marilynknits from Ravelry said...

They turned out great Zonda! Cotty and Sweet Baby Kate are really fun knits. My friend loved the Sweet Baby Kate hat and socks I knit for her new baby.

~RaenWa~ said...

Those are so adorable this seems to be the year for baby boys.

cpurl17 said...

SOOOOO cute!! Those are adorable!

Knitting Kris said...

Adorable! Love the colors with that design.
I have another Cotty sock to knit.......sigh. I love the pattern and the yarn is STR. Don't know what my problem is!

dianne said...

Those are so very sweet! I too, can't wait for the little Uncle Frank socks.

Acornbud said...

How cute. No baby girls around here lately either. What's up with that?

Affiknitty said...

Those are cute baby socks! Thanks for the link to the Uncle Frank socks too, those are great.

weezalana said...

Eeeee, so cute!