Monday, March 2, 2015

Tube Socks & Whimsy Kerchief

My 9 year old daughter is loving hand knits lately.  So, I guess it is no surprise that my last two projects have been for her - I selfishly love the attention and interest she throws my way when I am furiously knitting away.

First up are some tube socks knit out of Happy Hands Yarn Toe Jamz .  I bought this yarn many years ago at my first fiber festival.  My mom tagged along with me and helped me select the color.  Once I got home, the blue just seemed too bright for me.  However, my daughter loved the bright blue when I recently pulled this yarn out of its spot deep in the stash.

I have knit socks for the kids before, but they outgrow the socks before pills barely appear.  Hopefully, these tube socks will fit her for many years and they will be retired because they are worn out - not too small.

In addition, I decided to knit my daughter a Whimsy Kerchief as part of a costume.  She is in a production of Annie next week that requires her to look prim & proper for one role and messy & drab (orphan) for another role.

We thought tying a kerchief on her head would be a good solution when having to look the part of an orphan.  The yarn used is Paton's Classic Merino in Plum Heather  I think this kerchief would look even better knit in a brighter color and a cotton blend for the summer time.


  1. the color of those socks is to die for! great work !

  2. How lucky are you! I hope my daughter wants hand knits when she gets older, too! Those socks are amazing, and the kerchief looks great.