Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Teeny Tiny Socks

A friend makes teeny little socks on a very small custom made loom. When I saw those socks, they really struck a chord with me. You see, when my daughter was born 13 - 1/2 years ago, she had to stay in intensive care for a week. Her condition was fairly common; she just had to be on IV antibiotics for seven days before she could go home. As I spent hours in the ICU with her, I got to see the extremely ill and very premature babies in there also. The sight of those miniature feet is something I will never forget.

My friend made me a small loom similar to hers, and I have been trying out making those little preemie socks. But there's some Serious Single Sock Syndrome going on here -- none of these match!

1. Ribbed cuff, turned heel, stockinette foot, zigzag bindoff.

2. Ribbed cuff, turned heel, ribbed foot, flat bindoff.

3. Ribbed cuff, turned heel, stockinette foot, gathered bind-off.

4. Ribbed cuff, turned heel, stockinette foot, toe-up design.

I still don't have a sock I'm entirely satisfied with...