Tuesday, September 29, 2009

input please

My Grandmother Kathy hand-knit Christmas stockings for everyone in my family - parents and brothers and sisters. My mom would like to carry on this tradition and have matching socks for all the spouses and grandchildren, and me and my needles have finally gotten busy to try and comply. I have a number of socks to catch up on - and Carol is always hoping for more additions! The socks my grandmother made have pictures knit into them - I am no where near that patient. Too much counting for me. I decided to use the same palate, but change the design for each sock. After a number of consultations with my grandmother and some searching, I figured out how to do the toe and heel - it's not an exact replica, but it's close to the originals.

Now, as to pattern.

What do you think? I like the different stripes for the boys. Now that I see Roger's argyle next to them, is it too busy? I mean, he is a complicated fellow - wink wink - but is it too much? And what should I do for Katie's sock? She said she wanted snowflakes - she's complicated too - but is that too different? What other patterns fit in with the mix?


1 comment:

Margaret said...

Roger's sock is a lot different, but I like it. It stands apart from the kids' stockings. I think skinny red and green stripes in a ripple pattern would look cute for Katie.

And if Katie is disappointed that she didn't get snowflakes, you can cut some out in felt or crochet some (I have a bunch I could send if you want) and stick them on top. It's not a long term solution, but it could be fun to rearrange the accessories.