The Angry Mitts
were such a big hit with the grandsons, that I decided to take it a "step" further (no pun intended!) and make them some angry socks. My goal was to knit each of the boys a pair to tuck into their Easter baskets. This sounded like a good plan at the time, except that the idea didn't occur to me until about two weeks before Easter!
This project turned into a marathon knitting adventure, but as you can see, I managed to get them all done! The socks use the same premise as the mittens. You use your favorite, basic top-down sock pattern and then embroider the faces. They're really simple to make.
Mickey loves the blue bird. I knit his pair first to try out the concept. Then I knit the black bird for Jack.
Ugh. I forgot how much I hate knitting with black yarn! I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that this is probably the most difficult bird to make. It's so hard to see the stitches to do the embroidery. I had to sit in the sunlight (when there was some. It's been pretty scarce around here!) to be able to do it. It was actually a strategic move on my part to knit this pair second. I knew I couldn't give a pair to one and not the other, so I had to keep going. Fortunately, the third pair that I knit for Marty were the easiest.
The white yarn was a welcome relief and Marty has much smaller feet! Of course, I couldn't forget our Babe Ruth and since I discovered that there's also a pink bird, I decided to include her in the fun!
The hard part was having to actually buy pink yarn. You all know how much I hate pink! Still, I have to admit that they did come out pretty cute.
I've put the pattern for making the socks in the sidebar. As I said, it's not really so much of a pattern as it is a recipe for making your own. You can grab the pdf file there or you can just click here
I also have updated the Angry Bird mitts pattern by including charts for the black bird and the pink bird.
Now who's to say that you couldn't knit a pair of socks using two different birds?
I think your angry bird socks are so fun! My kids would love them. Thanks for sharing.
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