Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I haven't done a lot of Christmas knitting, because I've been saving knits throughout the year. But I wanted to knit a really soft pair of socks for my DD Hannah. I knew she liked red.
I found a pattern on Ravelry, which had these cute little girls with pig tails all over them. That would have been too much for me, so I've decided to use the chart just once.
I've combined three designs in this one pair of socks, links to the original will follow. I'm sure I will knit Nancy Bush's Kensington socks as written some day. I'm done with the two other designs though.
cuff: co 64sts- from Nancy Bush’s Kensington socks
stranded knitting: chart from Portti 2011 sukat
rest of the sock: from Jennifer Hagan's firefly socks
yarn: The Yarn Yard Toddy, 75% Merino 25% Nylon; the yarn feels really soft, and squishy, but it's weak; I wound it into a yarn cake, and when I pulled on the thread to cast on it broke easily; I had it in my stash from a sock club some time ago. I liked the color though.
I used left over yarns for the stranded knitting, which were different twists, and didn't play too well together, but I wanted the black with the sparkle, and of course the white, silky yarn for softness. Oh well, it's only socks.
They are wrapped and waiting to be gifted. I'm off to the airport in a few hours to pick up DD Hannah. I haven't seen her in a year. She'll be back for the holidays from Sydney, Australia.
Will be interesting to see how the pups react to having people staying here for a while. Could be we'll not be seeing much of Maggie for that time period.
I'm off now, to get some last minute things taken care off.
PS With the help from my DS I've finally managed to upload the video. You can watch it in this post, scroll down a little.