I know that at first glance they might look completely ordinary but they are actually these:
I love that they are knitted on straight needles and then crochet seamed up the side. This book also gives patterns for kids socks and for socks in a range of 4ply/fingering and 8ply patterns. Because these were 8 ply they made up in noooo time at all and they are super comfy (do you recognise the handspun Heath?) The seaming looks like this:
I can live with that. Maddie took one look at these and requested a pink pair "just like them". I hope you appreciate that I modelled these socks on a 40 degree day! Knitting socks in the middle of a heat wave does seem a bit crazy!
I have also been using some of my homespun to knit hats for Westmead (see here www.retromummy.blogspot.com )
Unfortunately this one is a little on the small side because I was running out of wool so it will be suitable for about an 8 year old. The next one will be bigger. I have to say that I don't like the 2x2 rib nearly as much as I like the butterfly hat pattern so not sure how many more I will make using this pattern.