Thursday, November 5, 2015

Christmas Gifts


I've worked 5 out of the last 7 days. I'm behind in all my projects. However, I did start making a few Christmas gifts. I started these socks for a family member. I can't say who in case they read this! The stitches that look like cables are not real cables. They're made by stitching 2 stitches together but not removing them from the needle. Then you knit into the first stitch and then they're removed. They look like cables! So neat!


The pattern is from this book. I've used this book before. The directions are written very clearly. I feel that knitting has it's own language so the clearer the directions, the better!


These are the finished socks shown in the book. I wanted to make a classic style sock. I think they're a good choice.

I've also started making a few quilted gifts. I haven't made much progress. There's still plenty of time left, right?? Hope so!!

4 comments:

  1. I'm a knitter and I love it but I haven't tried to knit socks. They would make great Christmas gifts so I ought to learn but maybe next year. I enjoy your blog.

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    1. I love knitting socks! You should give it a try. They're easier than they look! I'm so glad you like my blog! Welcome!

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  2. Love those faux cables--will have to try them--they should make a cuff stay tighter, i think...my shawl is almost finished...working slowly on ruffle....hugs, Julierose

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    1. I've never seen them before but love them! Nice not having to use a cable needle. Can't wait to see your shawl!

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