Knitted Socks for a Toddler

My cutest knitting project yet. Note to mention, I used scrap sock yarn and a free pattern.

There was something about knitting these toddler socks that made me feel like Super Mom. All my parenting wrongs evaporated with each stitch.

That time I snapped at Reed a bit too loudly in the grocery store when he was insisting on grabbing a glass jar of barbeque sauce off the shelf?

Didn’t happen.

Or when it is bed time and I am EXHAUSTED and I say a bit too harshly: Go to sleep NOW.

Erased from the universe.

Going two days in a row without brushing his teeth.

Who needs teeth?

We’ve got socks!

I can’t wait to give these to Reed for his third birthday in a couple of weeks. I think they will fit…perhaps with a bit of room to grow.

I imagine he will be more impressed with his new play-doh trucks, balloons, and cake.Β  I know the socks will probably fall by the wayside. An unimpressive gift if you are turning three.
But someday in the not-too-distant future when he will inevitably taunt me with you don’t love me, Mom (when I have limited his cartoon intake, perhaps), I will pull up this blog post and remind him but when you were three, I knit you socks.

And that’s love.

Even though, yes, I knit the better part of one sock while sitting at a bar drinking a bloody mary. In the middle of the day. Because sometimes, my dear child, mom just needs a break. (To my defense, it was a slow day at the office and Reed still had a couple hours of preschool.)

I used this free pattern and my leftover yarn from my first pair of socks (Madelinetosh Sock in Shire). Project notes are here.

I have visions of knitting Reed many more pairs of socks…so handy to do with the leftovers from knitting adult socks. What better use for leftover yarn?

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19 Comments

  • Reply alovelyhomemadelife November 23, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I love absolutely everything about this post! Everything. Gorgeous socks πŸ™‚ He may surprise you–my littles really appreciate handmade gifts. I hope so!

  • Reply Little Church Knits November 24, 2015 at 2:50 am

    I just love a Mom who knits socks while sitting in a bar drinking a Bloody Mary! That’s the best ever and I hope you don’t mind if I quote you! (Appropriate credit given of course πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Alina November 24, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Perfect gift! Made with love for sure! Love the color!

  • Reply Beth November 24, 2015 at 9:30 am

    They are adorable!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life November 24, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks Beth. Hard to go wrong wit little feet. I just want to eat them all up.

      I think that makes me sound like my great grandmother…

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise November 24, 2015 at 11:46 am

    you are so funny and yes nothing screams I LOVE YOU like a pair of hand knit socks πŸ™‚ Now how did you manage to knit and drink a bloody mary without a mistake, you must of nursed that drink!! lovely socks πŸ™‚

  • Reply Stefanie November 30, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Smart thinkin’! I want to knit my girls socks. After Christmas is over.
    Sorry I haven’t commented before. I had you in my WordPress feed but I couldn’t comment. And then you mentioned about readers’ opinions on something so I looked on Bloglovin’ and found comments are abled. So I’m following you on BL now instead.

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life November 30, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      No worries. I have the same tech issues with some bogs. I really wish the various blog platforms would make it easier to quickly submit comments without typing all kinds of junk over and over. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Reply V o n n a December 26, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    What I love about this post is how you referred to your knitting. Many say each stitch is love–which is true–but, each stitch is also I’m sorry, you matter, I’ll do better. Nicely put.

  • Reply Antonia Raaymakers May 25, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Beautiful socks!!! And I know what you mean about being exhausted at bedtime!!! Lol! Love your sense of humour. Xoxo

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