Belated but made with love

I’m not the supermommy people claim I am.

My goal of knitting a little something for my kids kept shifting, but still I was determined to complete what I had started.

I began knitting a pair of babylegs/leg warmers for Hannah (with my Mom *correcting* some parts of the earlier stage) and planned on completing them before the wedding dinner party we were gonna attend in early December, but I only had one side of the babylegs ready then.

Still I persevered.  For Christmas, I told myself.  Amidst late night knitting sessions, and daytime knitting sessions, knitting in rounds with 4 nickel-plated double-pointed needles, where my little toddler would periodically volunteer to *hold your yarn, Mommy* and spin it around and around, I continued my project to fruition.

And about a week before Christmas, I finished the pair of babylegs for Hannah. 🙂

Then Ethan goes, “That’s for Hannah?” and gave me a puppydog look that would melt the stones in anyone’s heart.

I knew I had to make him something too.

So I decided on a pair of toddler tube socks.  I didn’t want to work on *turning the heel* for a pair of conventional socks and opted for tube socks instead.  These would fit any size too.

I knitted, and I knitted, along the way, I learnt how to do decreases too. 

Two days before Christmas I finished one side of the socks, and frantically started on the other side.

Unfortunately though, no amount of late night knitting would help me finish on time.  But I still continued after Christmas….for New Year, I said.

January the 1st came and went, but still the socks weren’t ready. 🙁

And only on the 4th day of the New Year, I finally cut the yarn and weaved them through the stitches, and heaved a sigh of satisfaction.

I did it. 

They’re belated presents for my kids, but they were both made with love.

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9 Responses to Belated but made with love

  1. Bart says:

    Lovely socks and warmers :o)

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hey thanks Bart!

  2. PB says:

    I love the colours! Good job on completing them. Both kids look so happy 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you!. Using self striping yarn is so fun! No need to change yarns 🙂

  3. rachel says:

    nice stuff there…..

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you!

  4. Adino says:

    They look very professionally made!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks! I tried my best to HIDE the flaws and mistakes when I took the photos! hehehe

  5. michelle says:

    Very warm indeed. 😉

    The Giddy Tigress says: Indeed they are 🙂

  6. familyfirst says:

    Hey , great work there. I dont have such patience lah. And your lil one looks soooo cute.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks! One of the best forms of satisfaction: reaping the rewards of your own handiwork 🙂

  7. Susan says:

    love Ethan’s new hair style : )

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks!

  8. Paik Ling says:

    Well done Joyce! If I ever started knitting, I would have to quit sleeping 🙂 Oh and not forgetting that I don’t know how to do ANY form of needlework in the first place…….yes, I don’t even know how to sew a button LOL

    The Giddy Tigress says: Knitting was something which I had always wanted to learn. And I am glad I know how to knit now 🙂 Oh by the way, I still have a crosstitch project which is unfinished 😛

  9. sharine says:

    So pretty! Your first attempt are so much nicer than mine… I remember mine looks really awful till I dare not take any pic of them! LOL… great work and now you can start off something new to knit… BTW, the colours are so nice and lovely… expecially ethan’s socks! Striking~~

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