New socks for the lad in STR lightweight, Atomic #6.
Yup that is a Ukulele. The boy loves music. What can I say? A friend left this little toy at our house a few days ago and he's hardly put it down since.
No, I didn't make the hat. His girlfriend gave it to him. It seems her mom owns a knitwear company. I know, I know!! Would you believe they tried to hide it from both of us for the longest time. I started to figure something was up when the girlfriend was wearing the most amazing handknit dress. I later discovered GF Mom designed and made it. GF Mom of course is cool, creative and very, very fun.
But you're here for the knitting, not photos of my kid playing tiny, tiny instruments. (At least it's tiny to a family who has an upright bass occupying the better part of the family room.)
I made the stitch pattern up as I went along. It's all about improv, baby. I started them one night when I was at the station waiting for his train to get in.
It didn't take nearly as long as I'd expected to make them to fit his size 11's.
For those of you who asked, I'm in the process of writing up a "recipe" for "Dante's Purse". It should be ready in a few days.