Of course, there have been other projects on the needles over the last couple of weeks in addition to the socks! I used some of the leftover cotton yarn from the Crest of the Wave wrap to start a simple slip stitch belt:
Funny thing is: I think I’m going to run out of the lighter color and will have to go buy another skein. Only a few inches left, but that little bit ain’t gonna cut it … the project’s now temporarily paused. So, I went to the stash and grabbed some more cotton (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in their “Super Size” quantities … oh, there will be enough!) and started another slip stitch belt:
As soon as the Monkeys were set loose, I got another pair of socks going too. The Better-Than-Booties Baby Socks by Ann Budd. The pattern is free, but you need to register on the web site to have access to it. I deviated from the pattern in that I used worsted weight yarn and size US #4 needles and I continued the cable pattern onto the top of the foot. This sock will fit a kid, not a baby … It’s going to a charity that wants socks in all sizes. I learned a different short row technique than was used on my hiking socks and the fun and easy “zig zag” bind-off … no toe grafting!
This sock took 1 Big Day (lots of time for knitting) or 2 Small Days (knitting in spare time) to do. Time to go cast on sock number 2 …