I rattled off a couple of pairs of small socks over the summer. Once I had cast off my Budleigh socks, it was pure pleasure to cast on a pair of socks which was finished again so quickly. I know that the children will grow out of these stupidly quickly, and indeed, they were barely large enough when the second toe was grafted shut, but there was something immensely satisfying about knitting for my family.
These little stripey socks were made using a Rico self-striping yarn that I was given a while back. I wasn't hugely impressed with it. They seemed to go bobbly after the first time they were worn. But I think that the actual fabric is pretty sturdy, so they won't wear out too fast (certainly not before they are grown out of!).
I wish I could share the pleased face at the top of this photo! Thank you all for your kind comments on my last few blog posts. We are continuing to settle down to family life here. It has many, many challenges, but we are having lots of fun too.