Saturday, December 22

FO - The Man Socks

I finished them on time!!


Another proud new sock knitter moment for me.
The man person better love getting them for Christmas!! I'm sure he will.

I started a pair of Monkey Socks (pattern by Cookie A) with the Trekking XXL that Jenna gave me. I guess I'm still new enough with sock yarn and socks that I was delightfully amazed how the colors just pop out brilliantly when knit up. I got a little more than the first lace repeat done today. Oh my, holidays and free time are grand! :)


And, an early Christmas present I bought with a gift certificate given to me by the new prof at work. Thank you Melody!!


I love that there's some basic patterns in there for knitting some socks for all sizes out of different weights of yarn - even worsted and chunky. I want to make some worsted wool ones for B when he's clearing snow.

Friday, December 21

Lucy, Curly's girl

Curly got a post from Lucy today!! I just fell in love with Lucy when I saw her pics before, Curly's U.S.A. look-a-like. Thanks Pam.

Woooo, I finished the pair of mansocks today for my husband for Christmas. It was dark already when I finished them so I hope to have a pic posted tomorrow of them. I am so glad that I finished them on time. I'm on holidays now til Jan 3 so I'm feeling relaxed and mostly have the Christmas pressure off of me. I hate that feeling. I have tons of new books and tons of new sock yarn that my profs at work totally spoiled me with, so that's how I want to spend my holiday, knitting and reading = relaxation.

Monday, December 17

Trekking XXL is my reality

THANK you Jenna, thank you thank you, my sock-knitting enabler.
She was away at a conference in London and of course scouted out the nearest yarn store and she found one that carried Trekking XXL, which I've been coveting for,, forever!!
It's so soft and luscious, and has the most beautiful shades of blue.

I unveil thee
trekking xxl

My photo does not do it justice, it's gorgeous. I'm going to start a pair of MONKEY's for myself over the holidays.

No SSS here

Behind again in blogging and blogreading - the last few weeks winter has hit here with ick weather and snow and crappy driving so it's taken it's toll on time and energy.
I have been knitting though...
I finished my first man sock and 80% done on the second sock. They're a surprise for the husbandperson for Christmas. My mom had made him some wool socks years ago and he wore them right out but loved them, so he'll finally be impressed with something I've knitted and can enjoy it instead of just a half-assed nod and a "that's nice" when I'm show-offing my stuff.
Aren't they great? I didn't think it would happen to me,...ever, but Jenna warned me that I would become like so many of you, addicted to sock knitting. Damn if she wasn't right! I love it, and feel so accomplished about it too.

I made a little computer mitt, actually 2 of them for my g/f to keep her wrists warm all day. We think she's got some arthritis, but after trying them out, she said the extra warmth makes a huge difference and she has less pain. Of course I'm making her a few different colors to match some different outfits she wears to work.

They're small so don't hinder typing on the keyboard.

Getting ready for the Christmas holidays and my 10 days off from work, relaxing, reading and knitting. Yay