First, I have to admit I am addicted to those “fun-to-watch” knitting podcasts. I can’t help but be inspired with great ideas for what to cast on the needles for holiday gifting. Like all knitters, we put much love into our stitches for that special item that will be presented to its new owner. But, not all receivers appreciate them nor do they desire a hand knit lovely. So, I make sure that I have a receptive receiver.
As luck would have it socks are high on the list of requests. I am given free reign for the pattern and that is so freeing. I can choose a design that I have been wanting to knit. There are so many unique patterns to choose from on Ravelry. My favorite part of the podcast is seeing their WIPs and FOs that are shared each time. All my knitting for Christmas this year has been the result of my watching the “Knitting Podcasts”! There are KAL’s going on and that is so encouraging, along with threads for all to share FO pictures and ask questions if help is needed.
One of the socks knit for Christmas gifting is in the Skyp pattern which turned out so nice! I found this ribbed pattern to have a lot of stretch in it and snugs the leg nicely! Steve and Callie from Dramatic Knits podcast are hosting a KAL for any ribbed socks running from November thru December 31st..You may still have time to get a pair knit and shared in that thread on Ravelry. (You do have to be a member of most groups to participate.) Below is the picture of my entry into this knit-a-long. And …… Steve is the owner, along with partner Andrew, of Leading Man Fiber Arts hand dyed artisan yarns.
The other sock inspired by a podcaster is for daughter and was knit during an October 2013 KAL. I had that finished and put away so I was ahead of the game with these! The sock yarn was so colorful and vibrant that I had to find just the right pattern that would showcase this lovely yarn! Jenna who podcasts at Retro Lemon and is a designer of cute stuffed animals also had a KAL for the entralac technique in the fall.
Completed for my holiday knitting:
All’s well that ends well! Christmas knitting finished. What a good feeling that is!
Happy Holidays to you and yours with Blessings for the New Year to come!