Thursday, July 23, 2009

Socks for Lolo

You know from my frequent whining that it gets quite cold in our house. Bare feet are the way forward here, but we have put a ban on them in our house because it's too darn cold. Ellie has long felt that Lolo should not be exempt from this rule, that Lolo's feet are too cold and she's going to get sick and she'll need to go to the doctor and get medicine because Lolo is sick because her feet were cold because she needs socks! So there. Apparently, it was high time this Mama got busy and knit some. I heavily adapted the math from this pattern to fit Lolo's unusual feet (very small feet, very large ankles), and even so, the socks are held on securely by two hairbands. At least the hairbands match the yarn, so Ellie is happy as can be, reassured that Lolo is now properly dressed (we don't discuss Lolo's short-sleeves...).

It's only natural that now Ellie is concerned that Lolo doesn't have shoes, and she has asked me to make her some. I tried wiggling my way out of it by saying Lolo is a baby who doesn't walk, so she doesn't need shoes. Ellie was ready for this, demonstrating that like any good mama, she will help her baby learn to walk.

I've got to figure out how to make Lolo shoes.


schlelly said...

I have no idea if this is the right size but it may work!

Ellie is so adorable!

Karly said...

I just have to say that I love Ellie's reasoning...and I agree, Lolo must have shoes! Good job on the socks, and please share with us shoe pictures when you have figured out how to make them :)

Anonymous said...

If anyone can figure out how to make shoes, you can! And Ellie's knitted top is adorable! Where on EARTH do you find the time? (Okay, I guess the obvious answer is PERTH, but you know what I mean!)