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Socks, A Sock, And Something Else (finally)

by erin on December 16, 2014

Whoa Nelly!  I have never been so glad to get some socks off some needles!

 

I made this pattern up on the fly, and grabbed tiny needles (US 2s, I think) and this Cascade Heritage Paints sock yarn, which is pretty and very cranberry red.  One sock had a set pattern of twisted stitches every so often, very orderly.  The other one…not so much.  I changed it up.  I started thinking of the socks as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

I did the heel gusset decreases on the bottom of the foot, which was a change up.  These are ready to be gifted away (finally).

I have my “revenge” knitting sock that I worked on when I couldn’t take the smaller needles.  These were knit on US 4s and it’s the Frolicking Feet yarn that came in a while ago.  Love the bright colors, even if they clash marvelously.

And, blessedly, something else to cast on for.  It is nice to crack open Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (great idea to GIFT this to a knitter you know) and select a pattern to knit a cowl up in.

This is Misti Alpaca Tonos Carnaval and my retinas are soothed by the cool blue color.  Ahhhh.

I don’t stand a chance of getting everything done in time for the holidays, but I’m enjoying trekking through it, nonetheless.  How is the knitting and crocheting going in your neck of the woods?  Sanity still holding out?  Do tell!

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