Wednesday, February 13, 2008

How Grownups Waste Time


I had a little bit of yarn left from my mom's socks, and Rose (Auden's American Girl-ish Hannukah present) needed socks ... so I made the world's most boring doll sock. However, since I used smaller needles than the pattern called for (Rose has fine sensibilities) and didn't check gauge, they don't actually fit Rose. They do fit Sasha, my childhood doll that Auden also plays with, but as Auden pointed out to me, "Sasha doesn't really need socks. She doesn't go outside much. And she doesn't have shoes."

Meanwhile, Rose has socks with puppies on them coming from eBay, and what Auden really wants is for me to make Rose some pants. So I'll rip this out ... but I may have to try again one of these days -- look at those tiny gussets! How cute is that!

Apparently knitting doll socks puts me in the ranks of crazy knitter, if I wasn't there already. My husband seems to think so , anyway -- he refused to join in on any discussion re. what kind of sock Rose might prefer. Just gave me a concerned look.

I did persuade myself that no yarn can be purchased for making doll items. No yarn ought to be purchased for any purposes, actually, it is getting hard to fit guests in the guest room.

I'll just keep burning through my stash, one tiny sock at a time ...

5 comments:

kathy in juneau said...

I say, Finish the socks, and buy Sasha some shoes! They're TOO cute!

I LOVED staying in your guest room!! It was comforting to sleep surrounded by someone else's stash; to gaze upon your yarn before drifting off to sleep, and to see it as soon as I awoke.

Did your mom like her socks?

sue said...

What a cute doll sock. How sweet that you can knit something so small and make it look so perfect too.

Teal said...

Too cute! I think Sasha needs socks whether she has shoes or not. Who doesn't need hand knit socks?

Peggy said...

If a doll has fine taste, indulge her! The sock looks great.

Anonymous said...

I know you posted this back in February but I'm a little behind. Just have to say that knitting for dolls is the best kind of crazy. The widgets love you for it and it is so good for stash dieting! I have made many a barbie sweater and have a hankering to make more...