I suppose it’s no surprise that my mom is excited about the upcoming addition to our family (the baby that is currently practicing some bizarre combo of karate and gymnastics in my belly). My kid is going to be the first grandbaby on both my side of the family and my husband’s, so you know he’s already getting plenty of attention.
My mom’s a knitter, and her excitement is being expressed in a way that I think we can all relate to- she’s knitting up a storm!
And her preferred item to knit for babies is socks. Lots and lots (and lots and lots) of socks.
She brought the baby a big box of hand-knit socks and booties over Thanksgiving, and sent more for Christmas. She came to visit a couple weeks ago for the baby shower, and brought along even more socks! I tell you- this baby’s going to have the toastiest feet in Seattle!
I love all the socks, because, well, hand-knit socks are the best! but there are a couple pairs that I think are particularly lovely.
These rainbow booties are too cute! I mean, look at that adorable drawstring!And these teensy blue slippers! Mom thinks they won’t stay on the baby’s feet, but by God, I’m going to try to keep them on. I mean- look at those pompoms!These white and blue gradient socks are so lovely, I wish I had a matching pair.And these boots are just gorgeous (though I think the baby will have to grow up a little bit before he can fit into them). I love the contrasting garter stitch soles- how cozy!My mom’s definitely got some mad sock-making skills, if I say so myself. And my baby’s definitely a lucky little dude.
Do you have a go-to baby project?
Oh my goodness, those are adorable! Love the blue poms poms!! 😀
Hello. What a fantastic blog you have. I know all about those chops five times over actually. The knitting is just beautiful. Look forward to reading more of your posts.