Ladybugs Big and Small

I finished the first of 5 pairs of holiday gift socks! (Which leaves me with 4 pairs to finish in two months, but I’d rather not think about that right now.) May I present to you the Little Shell Socks in Opal Rainforest Ladybug…


I’m happy with how they turned out. I could have continued the lace down the instep, but I opted for plain stockinette. Little Shell was a very easy stitch pattern to memorize; however, I must mention it is not centered on the leg. It’s not easily noticeable, I know I didn’t notice it myself until I got to the heel flap. If you want to center the lace, it’s very easy to accomplish: shift the pattern repeat by one stitch. In other words, start the pattern repeats with a K1 (so that it ends with a K1, instead of a K2). If I make these socks again, I hope I’ll remember that. : )

Just for kicks, here’s a close-up of the cute little ridges.


And these Opal skeins are always so generous! I knit a pair of baby-sized Feather & Fan socks with the leftover yarn.


I rather like how the striping worked out on these. I’ve started the next pair, but am not yet certain the Flamingo and the pattern (Hippy Crunchy from BMFA) are a go.

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8 Responses to “Ladybugs Big and Small”

  1. Guinifer Says:
    October 31st, 2006 at 12:56 pm

    Oh, those baby socks are scrumptious!

  2. beth Says:
    October 31st, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    I love ladybugs. Those socks are super cute!

  3. hege Says:
    November 1st, 2006 at 9:55 am


  4. Nicole Says:
    November 1st, 2006 at 10:08 am

    Great socks! With the baby socks, the picture needs a penny or something for size comparison

  5. Chris Says:
    November 1st, 2006 at 5:32 pm

    The only picture I can see is that of the baby socks, which are adorable!

    Your header looks great! :)

  6. Nicole Says:
    November 2nd, 2006 at 1:02 am

    So pretty!

  7. Pink Dandelion Says:
    November 2nd, 2006 at 5:45 am

    This is the color I told my mom to get for my brother, he wants some self-striping socks, but the HAVE to be red lol

    Those turned out real nice! I also like the baby socks! – too cute :-D

  8. nihal Says:
    November 2nd, 2006 at 12:29 pm

    those socks are lovely… i have bitten by the sock bug lately and i love to look all the socks around blogsphere…

In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
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