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FFN: Friday/Christmas Edition Part 2

December 27, 2013

Yet another WIP has managed to make its way off of the needles. These were a pair that I kept pretty low-key as they were meant to be finished a few months ago and then kind of got lost in the kerfuffle of starting school again (you may notice a theme with this.) They were my second attempt at a “fancy pattern” at least in comparison to the standard vanilla straight knitting pattern.

Once again these are for the giant, who immediately put them on his feet when he opened them on Christmas morning (they were part of a “three” pack of socks. They included the “superhero” socks, the longest time on the needles socks and these bad boys affectionately named fancy socks)

The pattern was one I made up on the fly in an attempt to break out of my habit of knitting all the socks vanilla (and perhaps a minor effort to prevent me from falling asleep from the solidness of the gray.) They are also a bit fancier so the giant can, theoretically, wear them with nicer clothes, though from the looks of it, they might be an all the time kind of thing.

These were a last-minute addition to the Christmas pile, due in large part to the fact that I finished  the ltotn socks a lot sooner than I expected. I actually had to finish the first sock (oops) and managed to do that by the evening before Christmas Eve and because I am a masochist, enjoy a challenge, I decided to knit the second one on Christmas Eve. So for those of you playing along at home, the second sock was finished in a little less than a day. (though I think I can safely say I don’t want to do that again, it was nice to know that I could manage to knock one out, given the right set of circumstances (read little in the way of obligations beyond hanging out with my husband’s family.) )

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Specs:

Needles: 1.25mm

Yarn: Good question, I know they were purchased at JoAnne’s (I believe they are part of the Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight Prints)

Pattern: 2×2 ribbing for the cuff followed by a simple k3,p1 pattern that continued down the top of the foot until I reached the toes. I ended up doing the eye of partridge heel (because it is fancier looking than my traditional one)

These marked the last of my holiday knitting and  allow me to scratch one more off the WIP list (hooray!)

How did your Christmas knitting turn out? Successes? Burns? Claims to never try it again? Let me know!

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4 Comments
  1. Hope you’re knitting something for you, next.

  2. I’m very impressed you finished one in a day. Inspiration to get my act together and have less WIPs!

  3. I love the socks. 😉

  4. It’s lovely seeing all your finished items, and very nice to know that lonely socks will eventually find a partner, and not be doomed to be lonely all their life 🙂

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