Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Itsy Bitsy Spider is Done

Well, in that picture, it is almost done. And here:

It is done.

It's actually my Socktopus, but J keeps calling it a spider. He loves it. I love it too. It's got to be one of the cutest things I have ever knit. I had lots of fun planning out each sock. I have to say I'm a bit anal. I know that comes as a shock to some of you, but it is true. If I wasn't so anal, then this project would have been a LOT faster, but I had to make sure each sock was just the right sock style and length and that I arranged them in the right order. I ended up making two multi-colored kneesocks (one self-striping, one striped by me), two calf-length athletic socks, one thigh high rainbow sock, one midlength dress sock, one slipper sock and one santa sock. I enjoyed learning a few new techniques (backward loop cast on, a new way to do and hide wrap and turns, a short row heel). Although I forgot to hide a few wraps, I generally feel this one turned out pretty close to perfect. I'm sure the Socktopus, or spider, will be well loved. J is already having lots of fun playing with it.

Pattern: Socktopus by Laura Edwards (FREE pattern here)
Yarn: Main color--Plymouth Encore Worsted in Pale Yellow; Socks--various odds and ends.
Needles: Size 5 doublepoint (except for ribbing on dress sock--Size 3 doublepoint)
Modifications: None
On Ravelry here.


Carol said...

Haley, it's adorable!:D well done!

jenleic2008 said...

It is super cute!

Jadielady said...

Its so cute!!! I hope and pray the government won't swoop in and make it illegal to make your own toys like these.

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Lydee said...

very good! love the cute little socks!

sophanne said...

that is Awesome!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Too cute!