Thursday, November 06, 2008

Christmas Sock Knitting

Well I've finished a few things. Unfortunately, I didn't meet my goal of knitting 600 yards for the Stash and Burn Socktober challenge, but I did manage to finish these (I only finished the 2nd sock for the challenge - the first one was done earlier):

These were done in the Basket Weave Rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. The yarn is Fortissima, and I cast on 80 stitches for this sock. They are for my dad. I sure hope he likes them, because they took forever to knit!

The other sock I finished in October was this one:

This sock is for my dad's girlfriend. The 2nd sock is currently in progress - I'm about halfway down the cuff. This pattern is a fairly simple pattern called Shapely Secrets Socks by Dawn Adcock. I've knit a pair before for myself, and they fit really well. They have some graduated ribbing at the top, and some extra heel shaping that makes the socks really hug your feet. The yarn is Opal yarn - I have no idea which kind, I've had this yarn in my stash forever and I can't read the ball band. However, I LOVE Opal yarn - it wears like iron. I've washed & dried my Opal socks for years and they are still going strong.

Can you tell my family likes blue? I love it, my dad loves it, and I'm assuming Alice (my dad's girlfriend) loves it too, because she wears a lot of blue.

Just for fun, here's my daughter at Halloween. She didn't go trick-or-treating this year for the first time (sob, sob - she's growing up!) but she did go to a party on Saturday. I kind of had to laugh - as I dropped her off at the party I saw the other girls dressed like ballerinas, butterflies, dolls - and here comes my daughter, the pirate!! It was kind of funny.

I hope everyone is doing well with their Christmas knitting if that's what you are doing. If not, I hope whatever you are knitting is coming along nicely!

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