2011-04-07

Making the most of it

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!

Happy Thursday!

Yours,
Mia

20 comments:

Jane said...

Oh Mia they are just such sweet little socks, you forget how tiny baby feet are. They will keep him so snug. I hate to say this my dear friend but the weather here can only be described as glorious. It reached 23oc yesterday and today is clear blue skies and sunshine already. I REALLY want to blow some of it over to Finland to warm my dear friend up. I do hope it does soon dear. Sending sunshine in spirit to you :0)
Jane x

Mia said...

Thank you dear Jane,
I think it worked: it just stopped raining!! It's not shining (yet :)!) but much better! Please keep blowing :)

Have a wonderful day and weekend soon too!

Yours,
Mia

Pam said...

Such gorgeous socks Mia - and you're welcome to share my sunny day today. We've been out in it all morning and now need to take a break, so please, help yourself!
P xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Mia they are soooooooooo cute!!!
There's something so precious about tiny baby feet. :)
So you have got rid of the snow and now it's raining, oh dear. :(
It is so beautiful here, I think the whole of the British Isles is the same! I wish I could put some in an envelope, special delivery for Finland. Hopefully things will brighten up soon!
Vivienne x

periwinkle said...

They are just teensy and so cute ... I didn't knit when my boys were babies or else they would probably have been wearing socks like these too. We've got gorgeous sun today , it's still windy but lovely .. I'll try and send some your way x

Anne said...

Hello Mia,

Sending you some extra sunshine and warm breezes!
What special socks made with love.Thanks for sharing them with us. Sending more sunny days to you!I hope it gets there soon.

Anne --Plumcreek

Mia said...

Thank you, Pam! I am storing some of your sun for the next days and weekend too :)

Have a wonderful day and weekend soon also!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

I know Viv, babies are just adorable and SO little, you forget how little after some time :) And please send me a few rays so we'll have sunny Easter!

Happiest day!

Yours,
Mia

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Those socks are just soooo cute Mia :o)

They make me wish the clock back :)
I'd like to share some of our sunshine with you Mia..it's gogeous here today (uk) 21c where we live, so I'm going to wish some your way :o)

Have a great weekend.
Donna x

Mia said...

Thank you, Lisa! It seems to be sunny almost everywhere, spring has really arrived, lovely!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hi Anne,

I am so happy the weather is getting better at yours too, I think the winter has been just about long and hard enough.

Have a great weekend soon and many greetings to all of you!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

I know, Donna, those socks will fit him for a minute ;) and then he'll be running around, babies grow so fast! But they're adorable!

Thank you for the sun, I wish we both will have sunny weekend soon!

Yours,
Mia

faith76 said...

Sending lots of sunshine your way and those socks are adorable. Leah x

Mia said...

Thank you, Leah! It's wonderful to see, how many of you (all!) happily gave up some sun for me! It's not raining here this morning so it's a start... ;)

Have a wonderful, sunny and happy weekend!

Yours,
Mia

Teje said...

Hi Mia! All those tiny baby knittings are jus so qute! Long time ago I did them also to my friends... Your sock are so beautiful! Have a lovely weekend! Teje

Mia said...

Hello, Teje!

I know, baby-knits are just the cutest!

Have a wonderful weekend too!

Yours,
Mia

Beth said...

Hi Mia,

They are the cutest thing. Ever. Really, so sweet and teeny, tiny!

I do wish I could send you some sun, we've been doing very well on this front, in fact in true doom and gloom style everyone keeps remembering that we have a lovely April last year but the rest of Summer was a wash-out! Hope you get your share soon. Bethx

Mia said...

Thank you Beth :) I cannot believe how teeny-tiny baby feet are, you just keep forgetting and then you see a newborn and he just about fits into the palm of your hand... Oh dear!

I am wishing some sunnier days here too but also worried about the rest of the summer already...This is pathetic, I know, but I just love summer so...

Happy new week!

Yours,
Mia

Helen Philipps said...

Hello Mia! I just love these little baby socks, they are beautifully made and such a sweet pattern! What a lovely gift! Hope you have sunny days this week!
Helen x

Mia said...

Thank you, Helen!

All your sunshine wishes helped, it's been a sunny morning! I wish you a great new week too!

Yours,
Mia

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