I love knitting. I do that daily for my felts, but I love knitting in general. Choosing the yarns, colors and patterns, trying out different stitches and techniques. I used to knit a lot, almost all my gifts for birthdays and Christmases were knitted shawls, mittens, hats and even jerseys. If I still had the time, my family (and friends too) would use only (read: much more) hand knitted clothes.
But when there's not that much time, one must enjoy things in smaller scale. Like knitting something slightly tinier (and quicker, obviously) but enjoying the process in full. My dear old friend had a baby in his family recently, and I just had to make the newcomer pair of socks. And not any socks, I spent some time in ravelry searching the right pattern. Did you know that if you type there baby socks, you'll have 57 (fifty and seven) pages full of the most adorable chubby feet with tiny socks in them?
I didn't know, and finding a perfect pattern...Huh. I didn't actually find one, but many, and made the socks with ideas from here and there. I hope they'll fit (they're tiny but the guy's wee too) and keep his little potatoes warm this cold and rainy spring. Oh yes, it rains constantly. It's good for the snow (good-bye!) but I have a creepy feeling that this will stop only in October, when the snowing will start again. If you happen to have extra sunshine lying around, please donate it to my way, thank you!