I finished my tiny Cal socks over the weekend as well. They’ll look cute on tiny bear-backer feet:
I knit them up with little eyelets in them, you know, to keep it interesting. The funny thing is, I knit up a pair of tiny socks from this pattern’s brother (this one is the “girl” pattern – I suppose the holes are more feminine in pink) back when I was new to sock knitting and double pointed needles. Back before I knew that some knitters are afraid of turning heels and double pointed needles. I didn’t know enough to be scared. Anyway, I knit up a tiny pair of 3 month old socks and it took me a month. It’s crazy to think about how slow I was just two years ago. This little pair with no real destination or purpose (I just didn’t want to knit a new gauge swatch or get more yarn) took about a week of just bus knitting. That’s maybe 30 minutes a day, not quite 3 hours total. That’s just quick. And then I remind myself that babies have tiny feet.
I did start another bus sock project:
It’s a *k4, p1* sock knit in Noro Silk Garden Sock in #269, cream, tan and grey. I picked the Noro up at a sale at Stash Yarns in Berkeley during the sidewalk sale. When I bought it, I thought the gently changing colors would be great for a lace pattern. The Noro sock is a heavier yarn than I normally use for socks and it disagreed with me that it would be good in lace, so I went with the simple ribbed pattern to keep it interesting enough for me to knit on for a while, but plain enough for the sock yarn to do what I want it to. I was going to add a cable down the side, but I’m a little slow with the cable needle and I don’t want to loose my notions on the 72. Bad enough the cats like to bat them under the sofa.