I can’t show all of my knitting projects right now since they are gifts, but I thought I’d show you one – since I know that the person that is going to receive these doesn’t read my blog. I finished these up earlier this week, and I’m very happy with them.
I posted about these socks before when I started, and I was happy with them all the way through. They are knit from the cuff down (which was weird after doing so many toe up socks) and they just flew. The pattern is very easy to remember, and it is a perfect pattern for solid (or semi-solid) yarns. I love the cuffs and think its really cute – and really unusual – most sock patterns just start with ribbing. I made the cuff 4″ because I don’t know how the recipient likes their cuffs and I figured 4″ was sort of middle of the road (I like mine longer).
I really liked this yarn too – originally I bought it to make a Chevron scarf but I think this is a much better use of it. This is really nice sock yarn – tight twist but soft. The color is really pretty – very bright and I hope that the recipient likes it. Since this was a stash yarn, I’m going to call these my November socks of the month too!
All in all, very nice pattern, very nice socks. I think I’ll have to make myself a pair after the holidays!
I’m done with four gift projects, and am just about done with the fifth one. That means I have one official one left, but I’m thinking that I may try and squeeze in a pair of socks for Larry (he doesn’t read this blog) – I originally told him he wouldn’t get a pair for Christmas since he gets so many during the year but I think I have time to finish something for him. And it would be a surprise then – which is hard since he usually knows who I’m knitting for. I’m going to be very glad to finish all this holiday knitting – its time to make something for me!
Thank you for all the nice comments about Cieara – we are just taking this day to day, and trying to keep a link to her so she knows she always has a fall back. Its very stressful though, and isn’t making for a good family dynamic right now. Even so, we had a nice Thanksgiving yesterday – lots of food, family and a little fun. I ate too much and today feel just sort of out of it. I can’t decide on whether I want a day at home to lie around and relax, or if we should go to the movies. We are going into NYC tomorrow to go to lunch and to check out the Shops at Bryant Park so I think maybe a do nothing day would be in order.
OK, off to do a little laundry, and a little knitting. Have a great weekend!