Saturday, December 1, 2007

Just a Little Sock Crazy!!

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!!!!!

Love It!!!!!!!

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!!

7 comments:

Pam the Yarn Goddess said...

I love those! I just can't knit the little socks - the big ones take all my time. If you're giving little ones away, there's a knitter here in California who would love one....

Kristin said...

Very cute and very generous to share them.

Isn't artistic license what knitting's all about?

laura said...

So very cute - especially your "non-picot" edge.

I'm a little behind on things... so sorry about your foot.
Ouch!

knitter anonymous said...

Too cute for words!!!! I never knew, when you picked up the yarn, that they would be so adorable. Am I in the list of recipients? I like the striped ones!!!

Janice said...

Those are just too cute for words! I don't think I could give them up either! Love the yarn choice!

Donna Lee said...

I like red and white, too. All year long. The socks are too cute.

Knitty Gritty Thoughts said...

So very cute - I have a weakness for pepperminty socks! =)