Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

At some point, I said, “I’ll never knit socks. Why would you want to walk on your knitting?”

Ok, I LOVE knitting socks.

But, I’ll never knit socks for a kid. They wouldn’t appreciate them. They might lose one since they take their socks off all over creation. They grow too fast. They’d be too hard on them.

Allow me to introduce the game changer.


I visited his people on Memorial Day with two pairs of socks on the needles. I was working on the second zombie sock and the second Linaria Bipartita Sock by Hunter Hammersen. He was enamored.



Saturday night, I was babysitting and we sat down to watch a movie. He tried to hand me the Linaria sock in progress off the end table. I said, “No, that one’s too complicated, I’d need the other one, in the orange bag in my purse.” Would you believe, this child crawled down off the couch and ran over to my purse where he pulled the orange project bag out and held it up for confirmation. I grinned and said “yes” and he ran back over to hand it to me and crawl back up on the couch so I could knit and watch a movie with him.

So, yea, I knit him some socks. (in a colorway of his choice)

 

…and I don’t care if he pulls one off and loses it the first time he wears them. I’ll knit more.

Pattern: Most Basic Kids Sock by Evelyn Skae
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine – Cricket colorway
Needles: 2.25mm Sig. Arts dpns


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4 Comments

  1. Bonnie says:

    That’s a special kid! I haven’t yet been convinced to make socks for a child for exactly the reasons you mention.
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  2. Carrie says:

    Awesome. You just made some perfect memories…for BOTH of y’all!

    Love it!
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