|Fourteen tiny stockings.|
I decided that it would be a great idea to knit a twenty-four stocking advent calendar for the small fry (on ravelry here). (This isn't actually an epiphany of 2012. I thought it was a good idea last year and managed to knit one stocking. heh.) So this year, I was determined to make a bigger impact... and so far I have, but I'm already behind. I have managed to knit a total of fourteen socks; today is December 18... ahem. We are now re-purposing stockings from the beginning of the order and I'm the only one that has noticed, as far as I can tell.
|Leftover baby cashmerino, I think.|
Some of the details of this project are: I'm using only waste yarn from prior projects... so it's a random selection of bits and bobs. It feels good to make something out of this little odd lot but it does make for a somewhat wonky color scheme. I'm knitting these tiny guys all from the top down and usually somewhere between 32 to 48 stitches cast on. All of them employ a short row heel and the classic paired decrease toe. Most of these were knit on size two needles as most of the yarn was fingering weight.
So far, I think this one is my favorite.
|Number fourteen and my fave so far.|
And the most fun part is giving our girl a tiny present each night after dinner: a bit of candy, or miniature something for her doll house or some bit of creative fodder for her "school box". It's been fun, and a great way to get her to clean her plate. (I'm starting to wonder what I'll do on December 26th about that... but oh well.)