Unraveled Wednesday: Rye socks
Joining Kat & the Unravelers to share what I'm knitting and reading.
There's another FO... I think that's the opposite of "unraveled"!
- Ravelry Project Page: Rye Socks for Ginny
- Pattern: Rye by tincanknits
- Yarn: Make.Do Realize Worsted
- Needles: US 3 & 5 DPNs
- Start to Finish: March 11 - April 16, 2019
I might have enough yarn to squeak out a baby-sized pair of these! The worse thing that could happen is that the toes are knit in purple or something. I'm going to try a different cast-on, suggested by Kat™, and forego the smaller needle. (I really don't mind the cuff, though.)
Ginny tried them on last night -- including the one that needed a kitchenered toe and still had needles in. She was so happy and excited, "Are they done yet?" I almost sewed it up right then, but the reality of kitchenering a toe in the middle of a 3-kid whirlwind kicked in and I resisted the urge.
Instead we spent some time outside, had hot dogs, decorated a cake (sort of Jackson Pollock style), and then sang Happy Birthday and blew out candles when Ali & Rod returned from their birthday date.
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I just love Ginny in that video! And Jün with his sweet "mistakes." Haha.
I'll be casting on today, and am hoping to have the baby pair done by May 5th to show as a sample. I/Make.Do have been invited to do a pop-up show at my new LYS, Casting On, on the Sunday of the local Spring Fiber Frolic (yarn crawl)! I'm so excited! And looking forward to spending some time in the dye studio over the next couple of weeks!
Same. Same. (Too bad I'm such a slow reader.)
Those studious cake decorators are the best! Those socks tho... so sweet! I love that she wants them now, haha!
Posted by: Kat | 17 April 2019 at 04:47 PM
I can only imagine how strong the urge was to sew up the socks with such a sweet little encourager asking for them. Good luck with the pop-up (and related preparations)!
Posted by: Robby H. | 17 April 2019 at 05:02 PM
The idea of kitchenering in the middle of the cake decorating and birthday celebrating does make me laugh! I like the split cuff and love the socks!
Posted by: Bonny | 17 April 2019 at 05:37 PM
Good move on postponing the kitchener! The pop-up sounds fun and exciting, too! The kids are cuter than ever!
Posted by: margene | 17 April 2019 at 07:08 PM
Great ideas - letting the kids decorate the cake and waiting for a moment of clam to kitchener the toe. Love the rye socks.
Posted by: Jane | 17 April 2019 at 07:33 PM
I love the colors in that yarn. No wonder Ginny wanted them done NOW!😃 Love the cake decorators techniques.
Posted by: Robin F | 18 April 2019 at 07:03 AM
I always forget that nice and easy “tincanknits” pattern for Rye - I’m gonna put it on my list right now! (And then, give me a day or two before really starting.)
Love the cake! Mmmmm.
Posted by: Annette | 18 April 2019 at 08:31 AM
ARE THOSE PONYTAILS ON GINNY???? OMG. The cuteness! (Squeeeee. . . )
Love the cake, love the socks, love the kids. Thanks for sharing! XO
Posted by: Kym | 18 April 2019 at 10:05 AM
Kitchener requires undivided attention which is not happening with a whirlwind of grandkids!
Posted by: Carole | 19 April 2019 at 07:46 AM
How awesome that you're doing a pop-up ... and I think little socks will be the perfect way to sell single skiens of Make.Do. Happy Birthday, Ali! what a great video of the cake (I really enjoyed the candles, too!)
Posted by: Mary | 20 April 2019 at 06:37 AM