This just makes me smile. Fresh yarn cakes, waiting to become.... mini Christmas Socks!!!!!
These take just a few hours to knit up. If you don't have any interruptions, it will be even faster. I got a Loopy's Red Sock Kit, from The Loopy Ewe this summer, I used up all the Cherry Tree Hill, and began on a new skein. Then when I took my mom to my LYS and I was just supposed to look (because I still had CTH).... some super yummy alpaca fingering weight yarn in red (with little shiny flecks) and some creamy white jumped right into my grubby little hands... yummmmmmy!!!
I hope Sheri at Loopy Ewe won't mind that I use some artistic liberties with the pattern... ;)
I finished the "Candy Cane" sock, as my DD4 called it, this morning. I put both socks on some dry cleaning hangers, and wet them to block. I am sooooooo happy with these little guys. I happen to love this time of year, I happen to love the color reds and white too.... everything about this little project makes me so happy!!!!!
Sadly I have to give these away... not sure if I can do it... I think I will have to knit up some more.... I have the two fresh yarn cakes, can't let good yarn go to waste!
Oh, it looks like a picot edge on the socks, it's not. I did stockinette stitch so that the cuff would roll over on itself. Both of my dear daughters are asking for some little socks, because these are soooo cute!!