Saturday, March 29, 2008

Son of a Dirty Pirate


Feeling pretty confident in my newly acquired sock knitting skills I decided to really challenge myself and sign up to knit a Wee Tiny Sock. Only at the time I didn't know it was going to be challenging. I figured how hard could it be to make a tiny sock!? Haaaa what do I know!?

I have the basic skills so I was good in that department. I sort of know the terms for the different areas of the sock. I did take a self taught sock anatomy 101 before casting on for the Dirty Pirate Sock. So I was all set. What is the problem you ask? Well dear reader the problem would be the fact that the Wee Sock requires you to use size 0 needles. Let me break it down for you......TOOTH PICKS! Oh and throw in the fact that they were wooden. Every slip of the stitch, I thought the needles were going to break. It was touch and go there for a bit in the beginning. I just had to keep telling myself......"gentle hands." I can't even imagine using a size 000. I bow down to all you knitters that have taken the 000 challenge and have walked away victorious.

After all my hard work.......I am proud to announce it is a bouncing wee tiny Son of a Dirty Pirate.



I will be adding a pirate themed charm to the wee one and turning it into a key chain. The sock stork will then come and pick the tiny one up to deliver it to it's new home.

11 comments:

WandaWoman said...

At least you got it done. Size 0 needles, sure, but it was wee tiny! I'm sure it took you no time to crank that little son of a
%@$#& sock done!! (heehee)

Luni said...

Gee, little sock man makes big sock man look huge! He is rather cute. I've swatched for socks on size 0, and I agree with you completely--slippery and I thought they might break at any moment, and wondered how anyone manages to knit on size 000s.

Stacey said...

Yaaaaay! Way to go Kelly!

Kim said...

Awesome work on both socks!

You know that I am a big fan of the tiny needles but I was sweating my Wee Tiny sock when I had to pick up stitches for the heel. I bought those short needles on Friday and they are already bent and warped looking from the two wee tiny socks I knit with them. What I really need are short metal size 0 dpns--I have long ones but that is overkill for such a tiny project.

Sam said...

Kelly, it looks awesome! I love how it stripes in the wee tiny version. Lucky recipient!

Wendy said...

Oh he's got your eyes! What a darling little one you have there. Congratulations!

PurlingPirate said...

Oooh, wee tiny is sooo darling! Great job!

StarSpry said...

Way to go! The wee one is adorable :D

Mom said...

Grandaughter and daughter of knitters you are doing us proud!! what a teeeen weeeeny sock. Good job!!! Love MOM

moo said...

Kelly~if I knew you better, I would say oh, Kel! So great! Man, it looks so much better than mine! The toe of mine on Sunday night got very wonky and I dropped them, so I had to whip stitch them. I feel sorry for my pal. but I did get it done in time. Yours is so cute!

mrs. reynolds said...

HI Kelly!
I got your Wee Tiny sock in the mail today, along with the rest of the goodies you sent, and THANK YOU so much! What a creative touch! Your tiny sock is just adorable and I love it! Thank you thank you thank you!