Flamingo legs (and a denim jacket)

Whilst the husband, Dave, has always been a big fan of the hand-knitted sock, the rest of the family is starting to get in on the act.  Most recently, the lovely Miss Summer.

As she’s growing like a weed at the moment, I decided to go with a tube sock.  With no heel, not only are these a ridiculously simple knit, they also last longer as she grows.

These are knitted from the toe up, so although they’re simple, it was a new technique for me.  Not a difficult one at all.

And as you can see from the pictures, these are well worn.  Summer absolutely loves them and is clamouring for another pair.


To complete the flamingo love, I embroidered the back of a store bought denim jacket for her.

I didn’t have much choice.  Whilst we were out shopping she said how much she loved the jacket, but that it would be so much better if only it had an embroidered flamingo on the back.  And that would be something I could do for her, wouldn’t it?

You can’t argue with a 10 year old!  She’s got the skills of a Hague lawyer, that one!

Project notes:

Pattern: Tube Socks For Kids by Jane Richmond
Pattern cost: Free
Yarn:    Jawoll (not sure which one)
Colourway:  Pink
Purchased at: No clue!
Yarn cost:  Who knows? Who cares? 😉

12 Responses to Flamingo legs (and a denim jacket)

  1. Tialys says:

    A lovely flamingo you managed on the back of the jacket. I’m sure she’s very pleased with you indeed.

  2. Wow, Miss Summer looks so grown up. Hasn’t she just sprouted! That jacket is absolutely lovely with the flamingo on the back and your sock knitting skills are just superb. She is so lucky to have such a talented Mum. Xx

  3. K-Line says:

    OMG – she’s a veritable teenager! So gorgeous!!

  4. Kim says:

    Negotiation skills are admirable in a young lady. Well done her, and you for your embroidery.
    Toe up socks are the only ones I make now as my grafting is appalling. Tube socks sound good 😃

    • Evie says:

      She could negotiate world peace given half a chance. She wouldn’t let them off the hook.
      I’m normally ok at grafting…but yesterday I had to unpick a whole toe. Grim!

  5. Jane says:

    Socks and flamingo jacket both look fab, but Summer looks absolutely stunning! I can’t believe how grown up she looks 😊 x

    • Evie says:

      Thank you.
      She’s always super happy when someone says how grown up she looks. Dave and I….not so much. We are choosing high schools at the moment. Terrifying!

  6. She is stunning…and so are the socks and the jacket!