Posted at 9:56 pm
Back in February I posted about how I signed up to be a Sock Fairy to the little one of a friend. As winter was around the corner, back in October, her mom brought me a note and the silk tapestry bag the first pair had been delivered in. She was ready for a new pair and included a skein of yarn and a little note that read:
“Dear Honey Willowdancer – Could you please knit me a new pair of socks – bigger than the other ones. I wanted to know if you know how to make mittens or hats. P.S. The yarn is for you to use! Size 8 (with a heart and her signature on back)”
Last night I FINALLY finished them and today dropped them off in the mailbox so they’d be waiting for her when she got home from pre-school. I hope they fit. I was using a pair of socks her mom gave me to go by but I’m not very good at winging it and much prefer to have actual foot measurements. Next time I’ll get them though.
And I have the perfect handspun yarn from OnTheRound to make her a hat. I have yet to make mittens (yep, you read that right I have never knit a pair of mittens) so those might have to wait.
Posted at 10:00 pm
I’ve decided to become a sock fairy – fun idea right?! I know a little 4-year-old who recently got her first pair of hand knit socks and loves them. So when I was looking for a project to start last weekend I decided that I’d make a pair for her with the leftover yarn from socks (Malibrigio) I made for myself. As I was thinking about whether or not to wrap them to give I decided that getting hand knit socks from a sock fairy would be so much more fun. She doesn’t know they are coming yet but her mom reads this blog so she’ll know where they came from. The photo below has the socks they sock fairy made on top of the ones I knit for me – they are so little :)
Then I bumped into a school-mate at the grocery store who has a little girl too. I mentioned that she needed a sock fairy. Turns out her mom knits every except socks. So when I get her little feet measurements I’m going to make her a pair of socks too. :)
In other knitting news, I finished this hat for Ra. :) I wish I hadn’t done the Quaker rib in the middle but I do like the contrasting colors of O-Wool that she picked out.