The dreaded kitchen cabinets still have me in their hold! At this rate, I will be lucky to finish them sometime this summer!
I finished up the year with my hand-painted socks. I was on a roll. I was determined to refine my sock-knitting skills. The first pair, I knitted the traditional way on 4 double point needles. This time I wanted to try knitting them on a circular needle.
I was lucky enough to score a free box of yarn. Most of it was leftovers from other projects, but I did find some purple yarn that caught me eye. It was only a lace weight, so I had to double it up to get to a sock weight.
Last time the socks came out too big, so I made them smaller.
|My purple socks from mystery yarn|
The yarn was not so good, but atleast they look like socks! The circular needle was a little tricky at first, but I got used to it.
Keith saw me knitting all these socks, and said "Where are my socks?"
Well, I was hoping to refine my skills a little more before giving anyone a present, but what the heck.
I set out to knit him some socks. The green wool is a very nice, super-washed merino.
I found out that knitting socks for men takes a lot longer than knitting socks for me.
Thank goodness they turned out ok. Of course I still didn't know if they would fit. They seemed very big to me.
They were a St. Valentine's Day surprise.
He says he likes them! Yay!
We need lots of warm socks this winter! It's cold here!