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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Tiny Ornament Socks

Every year in December, we pull out Caleb's little advent cabinet. It has 25 small doors and little compartments for small gifts. Each night he gets to open one little door as we count down to Christmas. This means that I need 25 tiny things to put into each compartment. We usually go with small ornaments and this year I decided to knit some tiny socks for some of his gifts. This is a great way to use up the tiny bits (and sometimes not so tiny bits) of leftover sock yarn.

Here are two of the socks I've done so far. I'm not really working from a pattern, I'm just casting on 24 stitches on my size 1's (2.25 mm) and winging it. The sock on the right has a heel flap and probably should have had more rounds on the foot before I started toe decreases. The sock on the left has a short row heel and I like the foot length better. They measure about 2-3 inches long. If I took the time, I could probably find a free pattern (or 10) on the Internets for tiny ornament socks, but I'm having fun just making it up as I go.



Anonymous Lynne said...

I've been doing the same thing - check out the mini-mittens too. They bang out fast. I have been using the pattern on ravelry.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What fun! You could even put a message slip inside the sock cuff.

5:33 PM  
Blogger BammerKT said...

Great idea! Use up some of those leftovers and get one of those little presents out of the way in one fell swoop.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Lida said...

I love knitting these little socks, I have a bunch on Etsy, they make a very nice present. My girlfriends wear them as a brooch.

9:56 AM  

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