For a friend due on Christmas I decided some tiny elf socks were in order. And boy are they tiny!!! I can not believe I made Rowan a few pair of socks (minus the pointy toe) in the same size and they fit at one point! I knit Miles a matching pair and he was thrilled I believe. I knit the gold ones in a silky soft bamboo and the red elf-y ones above were done with llama! How exotic!
Oh our little babes…they grow terribly fast. I am fairly new to sock knitting but enjoy the baby variety quite a bit. You can typically finish a pair in less than a few hours. Fantastic I say! Once again I should mention, if only to remind myself, I will will be knitting a pair for my poor neglected husband before Christmas this year. I will.
I got this pattern from Bella Babies by Universal Yarn. All I did to make them elfin was decrease a little more gradually instead of the directions for the kitchener stitch given. It was very simple and you could put a pom-pom or a bell on the end if you felt like it. I did not.
At baby showers there is often a little portion dedicated to advice giving out. I, being a mother of two very young ones, should be full of some. But, I will be quite frank, I have none. I survive. I laugh a lot. I sleep a little. I find joy in the tiny things (like elf socks and finger paints). I miss my husband. I drink my nightly glass of wine with such relief and gratification its almost religious. I guess things change, and its good, let them. That would be my advice. Every time they fuss at me, I think this too shall pass. Each sleepless night I think someday they will not be like this. When my little man begs for me to hold him, I do and know that I can for now. And I am glad. Because someday I know they will be big and holding a twelve year old is….well, just weird. Just kidding. But, it is.
2 thoughts on “feeling elf-y”
whatever, you’ll still be nursing at 12.. 🙂 kidding.. 🙂 That “this too shall past mentality” is a great goal- I’m not there yet and every time lily has an epic- hitting, spitting (ya- that’s new, luckily she’s not very good at it yet, screaming- episode I try to remind myself that when she’s gone to college I’m sure I will wish with all my might to be at home, doing crafts, making pancakes in the AM & getting spat on.. 🙂
LOVE these socks. They have always scare me- ok anything not on round needles or a scarf/blanket scares me, but maybe I’ll just have to try! I hope I know the elf that will be wearing these.. 🙂
wait…who do you know due on christmas?? Am i missing something?