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

In the fall of 2008, I was inspired to make a burnt orange and white star baby blanket for a dear friend who also happens to be a UT grad. At the time, I didn’t know if she was planning another baby, but it just felt like a good idea. I sent the blanket to the Texas State Fair and it won honorable mention.Star BlanketS_1
Fast forward to 2014. My good friend welcomed a daughter into the world, and I congratulated her in the best way I know, with very tiny socks.
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Pattern: Phalanges by Clare Devine
Needles: 2.25mm
Knitting Time Needed: 9 hours (faster if you’re proficient at sewing in a picot edging)
Yarn: In the end, the Mommy-to-be and I dove into her stash and came up with burnt orange sock yarn. I wanted the orange to be Longhorn approved and her stash is heavy with burnt orange options.

Ps. When baby girl has outgrown these socks, I’ll to turn them into Christmas ornaments. One for baby girl and one for her priceless mom.

Pps. Check out what others have finished at:

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8 Comments

  1. Michelle says:

    Oh, my goodness! Those socks are so cute and tiny! I love the idea of turning them into ornaments. And, that blanket is AMAZING!

    • Katie says:

      Thank you so much! Tiny socks are super cute and fast. There’s no reason not to love them. :)

  2. Ginny says:

    That is a lovely idea of what to do with the little socks when they are outgrown.
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    • Katie says:

      Thanks! I’m all about Christmas ornaments and I’ve seen tiny stocking ornaments, so this seemed like a good plan. :)

  3. Jayne says:

    So gorgeous! I love orange for little babies. The star blanket is wonderful!
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    • Katie says:

      Thank you so much. Luckily, she looks good in orange because she’s going to be wearing a lot of it. :)

  4. Those are so cute! The blanket is beautiful.
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