Do you think you could send me the specifics of the clown sock? I don’t have measurements for my brother’s own clown foot, so it would be very useful to know how many stitches to cast on, how long the foot should be, how much yarn I really need, etc.
I figgered I’d post the specifics here, in case other people were interested. This is for a man’s size 14 Wide foot. I use my generic toe-up pattern, dk weight sock yarn, and a US 2 (2.75mm) needle. I’m getting about 6.5 stitches/inch. I make a sock that’s 56 stitches around, so with the provisional cast-on, do 28 stitches to start and short-row down to 14 for the toe. I work the foot until it is 9.25″ long before making the heel. Then I knit the leg until it seems tall enough or I run out of yarn — whichever comes first.
I can tell you that a single 150 gram skein of Opal 6 dk weight yarn (458 yards) is plenty for a pair of socks made in this manner, with a little bit left over.
Thank you to everyone who weighed in on options for keeping Lucy warm! While the kitty heating pads mentioned look like a good idea, I know I’d be far happier with an item that does not require electricity. Call me an over-protective mom. I’ll investigate getting her a heating pad that can be heated in the microwave, then tucked under her blankie.
But of course if there is a human in the house, Lucy will opt for lap time. But I like the idea of her having a pre-warmed place to snuggle when she’s home alone.
Of course, the temperature will probably go up in the 80s by the end of the week, so it won’t be necessary.
Alert the media.
A perfect day to stay indoors and knit on Maltese lace. However, I’ve got a sore throat and am feeling like I’m coming down with something, so I don’t really feel like knitting. so the Maltese lace will remain in this state:
And I’ll knit on a clown sock should I feel like knitting later on. Carry on without me, okay?