I got side-tracked with my knitting. I really meant to knit just two pairs, but I couldn't seem to stop myself. The cute factor was simply too high.
All four pairs were knit with the same needles and pattern, but with different weights of yarn. The red and white socks were knit with a fingering weight, and they look like they should fit the new grandchild for approximately fifteen minutes before she outgrows them. However, I am counting on that being long enough to have her addicted to hand knit socks for life.
The pinkish pair were knit with a sport weight, and the yellow with a DK. It was interesting to see the difference going up a weight made in the sock's size. To help put these wee socks in perspective I placed a pair on top of a pair of my socks.
Moving from new projects to old...
Last week when Rebekah and I were cleaning out our storage room we ran into a couple of treasures. These treasures did not include an old show box that had just two items in it - one being an empty candy wrapper and the other a half-smoked cigar. How these things came to be shoved into our storage room, and who they might have belonged to remains a mystery. While it is true everyone in our family consumes candy, there isn't a smoker amongst us. There was another box with just two items. They were things I previously would have thought impossible to use in the same sentence. One was a remote control car, minus the remote controller. The car was sitting inside the other item, which was a German army helmet from World War 2. Words fail.
Treasure #1 is an extremely rare item. It is a completed knitting project that Alexandra made. The reason this is so rare is that in addition to numerous food allergies, Alexandra also claims to be allergic to knitting. She says it gives her a stomach ache. She made this doll when she was about nine years old.
Treasure #2 is a birthday card Rebekah made for Karsten. He was turning fourteen, which means she would have just turned eight.
We cracked up when we opened the card and read what was inside.
"Are you going to have a moustache and a beard? Even if you have either I still love you."
The Hammond house, where even deep cleaning can prove to be an adventure...