Sunday, August 20, 2006

She Takes Her's Plain


No cables or lace or textured stitching for her. Just knit... knit... knit. She doesn't like the way they feel on her legs and feet (as if she knows, cause her's are always PLAIN). So here are some plain socks in Opal Elements for the girl child. And she made me promise that this pair wouldn't match (so against my own wanting them to match instinct) they are a little off from each other (Monk would be having FITS!).








But wait, what's this? A second pair for the girl child and they ARE textured. Yipee!!! It is so soft and smooth on the inside she said she would wear these, but the foot has to be PLAIN. I'm using the Heelless Sleeping Sock pattern from Vintage Socks. But as you can see from the picture these won't be heelless. We are not tube sock kind of gals! These are knit in Knit Picks Sock Garden/Hydrangea. They've started striping again now that the gusset decreases are done.


I have also been knitting some ballband dishcloths (mine are not as refined or well traveled as Trek's). The blue one is for my son and the purple for my daughter. But, I doubt that even these lovelies will get them to do the hand washing. Their eyes glaze over and they look at me like I'm speaking a foreign language. Huh? Pots and Pans? What are they? Ah well, a mother can dream.

Back to the knitting (and the laundry, and the dishes), how can a girl get any knitting done with all these other things looming over her head? More later! I hope.

8 comments:

Shelley said...

The socks look great...love the colours for both of them! A pair I'm knitting stopped striping just after the heel flap...but now the decreases are done they are striping again.

monica said...

They are loverly. And my girl child is requesting her own dishcloths ... she has to hand wash the things that don't go into the dishwasher... well sometimes I can get her to do it.

Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh, I love, love, love those ballband dishcloths -- I just never get tired of them. ; )

Louise said...

I truly love your socks. I have made a couple of pair with the self striping yarn but can not get the pattern to come out right. I also liked your dishcloths, never thought of knitting those. Now I have something else I would like to try after I finish my mittens/gloves.

Rebecca said...

Well, "the girl" is a lucky girl indeed! I bet I can guess her age :-) The socks are lovely!

I'm also knitting ballband dishcloths for both of my daughter's in their college colors to encourage them to do their share of kitchen work. There are four girls in one apartment and they all seem to be too busy to clean the kitchen!

Kathy said...

It is a juggling act to keep that laundry and other incidentals going eh? GOod for you for continuing to try!

Shelley said...

Hi again Karen. Just wondering if you got the second email that would give you the invite for joining the Knittin' Mittens KAL? I hope it goes through...

Shelley said...

Ok, I've sent it through again. If it doesn't work is there an alternate email we could use?