Sometimes you just need a project that you can start and finish within a weekend. I felt like that last Friday, when I decided to fulfill my third child's request for a pair of socks. I pulled this fun Regia Crazy Stripes from my sock stash - a gift from the World's Greatest Secret Pal, Lynette, during the first round of Secret Pal, designed and executed by my blogging inspiration, Sandy.
Yarn: Regia Crazy Stripes, 2 balls
Needles: Clover Bamboo, size 3
I worked pretty hard at matching up my stripes, despite the annoying fact that the sections of color were not uniform. The first sock was a blast. The second required a skilled eye and the guts to cut and weave ends.
With the remains, I decided to add to my Dulaan box with these toddler mittens.
These mittens caused me hours of worry. Not about the knitting, I decided to throw caution to the wind and let the stripes lie where they may. But any mom of a toddler knows that toddlers and mittens do not go together, and I kept thinking "Who will be sure that they get their thumb in?" and "Who will track down the missing mitten when it falls in the mud?".
This lead to thoughts of toddlers in orphanages. Babies are cute, and older kids can fend for themselves a bit, but toddlers? It is amazing to me that they survive at all with their tendency to do the opposite of what needs to be done to get through the day. They might look cute, but they are definition of CLUE-less! So I added a cord and put the mittens in the box, hoping that they will find their way to a toddler lucky enough to have someone who understands them and helps them along.
Have a Great Weekend, Everyone!
PS - I have an update on Celtic Dreams over at the Blackwater Abbey Knit Along...