Wednesday, December 28, 2016

SM5 - Eisregen

Round Five of Sock Madness brought me to my knees. It used more stitches and yards than any of the other rounds. It was just filled with bobbles - I was not a fan.
They were also far too big for me. Far too big. Since I started a day or so late, and a few of the speedy teams had finishers already, I knew this going in, and decided to knit it for my mom. I used the yarn I had bought for her - Knit Picks Stroll in Wine Tasting - and knit them on size 2 needles. When she visited in April, I tried them on, and they fit comfortably.

So I had her Christmas Gift! I wrapped them up and set them aside in my "gifts" bin for the end of the year.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Razzleberry Fest Socks

That guy of mine, my hubby, who loves hand knit socks, will be getting a third pair this lovely winter. His birthday is near Christmas, so he'll be getting one for his birthday, one for Christmas with my family, and one more for Christmas with his family!

These gorgeous Razzleberryfest socks are the culprit! I used Knit Picks Stroll Brights in the color Razzleberry, and the pattern is Oktoberfest Socken (the same as I used for my own pair last year)!

I'm quite happy with them, and I know they'll fit him quite well - both his feet and his personality!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Amethyst Diamond Socks

I don't have very many pictures of these, but my brother, one of the guys in my life who is obsessed with hand-knit socks, will be getting these for Christmas. He picked out the pattern and the colors - he needed professional looking socks, and he liked the argyle effect in the original pattern (the Border Socks), but the blue and brown were not colors he would wear, so we went with his favorite color - a bright purple - and black. I love them, and I hope he does too!

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