Saturday, December 01, 2007

Can I knit 12 pairs of baby and toddler socks by yesterday?

I mean...realistically speaking? Because I just came across this via Whip up and I must make 24 socks by yesterday!

Martha's version...be still my heart ;0)

It's just 24 socks. Okay, I know I can't make them by yesterday but I think I can knit one a day between now and Christmas and thus counting up to it (besides, Julian is too little to understand the advent calendar thing and if there was a treat in each one I think even he would be unable to resist the urge to pillage through them right away ;0). Come Christmas eve, Stephen and I can fill them for the boys to discover on Christmas morning. It'll be like their mini-stockings!

Plus if I knit them in Jujube and Lolo's sizes they'll each have 6 pairs of festive socks by Christmas. Doesn't that sound really nice? Plus I have the perfect place to hang them ;0)

That's it! I'm going stash diving for all the red, green and cream yarn I can find...

Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump...look at mommy go...

{2 hrs later, edited to add...}

Turns out my stash is bursting at the seams with just the right stuff for this project. Yay, stash!


And since it was still technically December 1st when I started it...here's the first almost sock in the series! It might be the late hour, or it might be the Timbits, but I am giggling like a schoolgirl at this sight next to me in bed...


Is it not the funniest in-progress sock pic ever! Poor Lolo. If he was a wake, we'd all be in serious trouble. Teehee!

Alright, time to make some zzz's as Julian would say and rest up for another sock tomorrow ;0)


20 comments:

  1. That IS a good idea (especially filling them with treats on the 24th).

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  2. Good luck! Those are adorable though, aren't they?

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  3. christine m.11:33 AM

    you are a hoot! and just so talented! i'm totally going to check out that pattern! but you GO! can't wait to see it done!

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  4. Alice @ http://kathrynivy.com11:44 AM

    hehe, too cute! I can't wait to see all these cute kiddie socks!

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  6. That is the cutest idea ever!

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  7. I'm cracking up over here at the thought that I could get 24 socks done in 24 days. But I've seen how fast you post finished photos...so if anyone can do it, it's you! Good luck! I can't wait to see the finished "calendar". (When the kids are bigger you can hang the mini socks from the Christmas tree...that would be so cute!)

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  8. Such a nice idea! I love advent Calendars! Thanks for the link. I am pretty sure, your sock will be lovely! Happy knitting.
    paty

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  9. Dang, but you are ambitious! And brave, trying a sock on a sleeping babe. Knowing my kid, I wouldn't dare :)

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  10. So cute! I can't wait to see all the socks. I think its a great idea too because they will have treats in them and new socks. How fun!

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  11. I am rooting for you to finish. It is Martha's fault for not bringing this to your attention sooner.

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  12. Those little toes are so cute I just want to eat them up!
    And you can always blame Martha if it doesn't work out.

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  13. Those little toes are just perfect for holiday thank you cards! What a precious picture.

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  14. You are such fun to read! Hey, you should submit for knitty!! Your stuff is adorable! A blessed Advent to you! Oh, and dont forget St Nicholas feast day is thursday dec 6th. Have your little dears leave a shoe by the door and St Nicholas visits to put goodies in the shoe!

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  15. If anyone can do it ... YOU can!
    Go, Anny, go.

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  16. LOVE this idea! Good luck with knitting all of those socks. Those cute little toes are going to be very warm come December 25th!

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  17. Absolutely darling! You go, girl!

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  18. Anonymous9:31 PM

    This idea is the best! I hope you complete them in time! You have a lot of support, here. The baby's foot (asleep, yet!) is too cute. You shouldn't be reading this. . .you should be knitting! Go!

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  19. what fun! now, if only i knew how to knit socks!

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  20. oh man that picture of the sock on his little foot- totally melts my heart.

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