Okay. So I'm totally copying. I'm not even totally ashamed of it either. What's that they say? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? Well I heart grumperina's happy green socks and soon I'll have my own!
I ripped the bavarian rockstars I showed you last time, cast-on for the mata hari but found them totally pointless in this colour since there's not enough contrast with my skin tone for the lacey eyelets to show well, ditto for the hedera. I also tried coming up with my own basic cable and rib pattern but couldn't get the sizing right and frankly having ripped and reknit 4-5 times already the yarn was getting tired as was I and a sure bet was in order so I came 'round to grumperina's happy green socks. And I'm happy.
So there ;0)
Now I just have to make up for all that frogging time. If I have enough time and enough yarn left over, I'm thinking of making newborn socks for my lemon drop. How cute would that be? I found a basic pattern here though I'll knit them all in one colour (happy green of course) and perhaps even put some mini-twisted ribs so that they match mine. That would be uber cute, don't you think?
Of course the mother of two guilt has already begun...I'm thinking it's unfair to Julian that he won't have matching socks. I so won't have enough yarn leftover for newborn AND toddler socks anyway. Plus Julian's feet are getting huge. Here's a pic of those cute little piggies peeking from under the blanket as he napped on the couch today. He totally fell asleep in my arms as I knit on my socks which brought back such delicious memories of knitting while he nursed as a tiny babe. But then I had to move him to the side when my arm fell asleep, a not so subtle reminder that he isn't so little anymore!
Back to lemon and his potential socks though. I figure we gave Julian so much because we could and because we weren't concerned about fairness that Lemon will already be at a disadvantage. Afterall, he won't have the benefit of having our undivided attention for a year and a half (Julian is 19 months old!). So really then, a pair of socks would be the least I can do. No? I just don't want Julian to visit us at the hospital, see our matching socks and feel left out.
I think I'm going to find this fairness in parenting thing hard with two kids. I'm already guilt-ridden and number two isn't even born yet! Hubby's the same. He's trying to figure out whether we can/should reuse some of our situational nicknames like captain poopoo, hungry hungry hippo, the little burrito (Julian was really into swaddling), the amazing levitating baby, etc...
I know, we should probably give ourselves a break. As a wise woman once told me "all you got to do is love the kid!"
Well that won't be a problem at all ;0)