Posts Tagged ‘Christmas socks’

Clean Socks

March 22, 2019

Here’s my socks.  I should have taken my camera out with me.  I get better results. I am so glad my machine has a hand-wash cycle.  That’s 40 pairs of socks that were washed in one load.  There was a bit of a breeze and they dried quickly.  They seem to take forever in the basement.

  

I made Christmas socks for my daughter and me.  I had a hard time finding this yarn.  I wanted a very red and a very green with no white or light color.  It came from the Baltics and it is exactly what I had in mind.  The diagonal socks for my daughter are basically a Lucy Neatby design that I have used a few times.  The ones for me are right out of Socktopus by Alice Yu.  They took longer to knit than I care think.

On to the Next Pair

February 29, 2012

I got this yarn in December.  Who has time to make Christmas socks in December?  It should have been sent in October.  Or maybe even August with the way I was going.  This sock went so fast.  And it’s cute.  Sometimes you just have to make cute.  I have happy socks.  Why not have cute socks?   I love the little loops along the top.

When the February sock club came, I was very happy with the yarn.  The patterns left something to be desired.  I was expecting two totally different patterns which they weren’t.  Granted, it was a glove and a sock, but the cuffs on both were the same.  And they literally buttoned closed.  I make gloves and socks for warmth.   I don’t want to see any gaps.  So I got out Anna Zilboorg’s Magnificent Mittens and Socks, a fun book.  Next came two skeins of Great Adirondack’s Smoochie.  Looks like I’ll be getting the swift and ball winder out in the next few days.

I wonder how much cat help I’ll get.