28 September 2014

For Me ... But Then For Someone Else


Aren't these pretty socks?  These are the socks I originally started for myself for a pair of summertime-looking socks.  They turned out to be really lovely.  But nowhere near a size to fit me ...

So what happened?  Well, I started them shortly before The Big Fall, and then didn't work on them again until the time I was recovering from my surgery.  I think I was a) freaked out by my surgery, and b) not paying attention, because in the end, they were just way too small for me!  Which was disappointing, but The Tim suggested they might  be a lovely Christmas gift for my oldest great-niece, and therefore turned lemons into lemonade.  :-)

Here are the details:

Project: Wissahickon Summer Socks
Pattern:  Classic Socks for the Family, by Melinda Goodfellow (aka my go-to socks pattern)
Yarn:  Black Bunny Fibers BFL Tight Twist, in the Village Green colorway
Needles:  Size 1 US
Modifications:  None - at least none that I was aware of making!

They are pretty, soft, and will hopefully be loved and happily worn by my great-niece.

Tonight:  When Knitting Goes Bad - on Fox.  :-)

Not really.  But I was disappointed they didn't fit me.  Not disappointed enough to rip them and re-do, though.

I'll be glad in December ...

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Nice job on the socks. They will make a perfect Christmas gift.

Lorraine said...

Bridget- Put them aside for the Christmas box, and that's one gift you won't have to buy.

Mereknits said...

You will be glad and so will your niece, she is going to be thrilled. Hope you are regaining your strength and energy levels.
Hugs,
Meredith

Dee said...

They are adorable! Now you need to make a pair for YOU! :-)

elns said...

Lemons and lemonade indeed. The socks are great. I know you'll whip out another great pair that are perfect for you soon. Heal well.

Chris said...

Your socks look great! It will be a great gift but I know it's disappointing . Always another pair on the horizon!

Alyssa said...

I'm sure they'll be loved! It stinks when socks don't fit :(

Lynn said...

Too bad these didn't fit. They are nice!!