I am really enjoying this spring weather! This is Memorial Day weekend coming up and I hope to savour each day. Summer just seems to fly by so fast. Well, I have knitting to enjoy each day and keep me in gifts to give!
Here are a few finished projects!
My sock knitted with yarn in my stash. Unfortunately I didn’t have the label on it. It is a lesson learned. My favourite colour is green! This really fit the bill for me! I am very pleased in how they turned out!
These striped socks knitted for my soon to be daughter-in-law. Knit Picks yarn with the Mixed Berries colorway
Now here is a picture of cabled socks I am making for my daughter Crissy Marie. She turns 21 the end of May! This is swap yarn from ravelry that was sent to me in a trade I am using. It is a discontinued brand and I like this yarn. It really is nice for the stitch definition for the cables.
The sock pattern for the above cabled sock is the Socks in a Box set by Charlene Church and Beth Parrott. It is the 2 x 2 cables pattern.
I am working on finishing my other son’s sock as I do have one done. Here is a picture I took of it in progress to share that I started! Zitron XXL sock yarn and I really like this for its feel and heaviness. I think this is a workhorse of a yarn for guys socks.
This is just a plain sock pattern. I did cuff down with the stockinette stitch with the gusset and decreased for heel and toe. My son really likes the colorway! He is a big fan of red!
Here is a cute picture below to share of all three socks. The photo was taken for me on Mother’s Day at my son’s home!
I am planning on starting an Estonian shawl for my mother as soon as this red sock is done. I can’t wait to cast on and share this! I am off now to knit……
Stay safe over the Memorial Day Holiday everyone and Happy Knitting!
My son’s birthday was coming up fast. March 8th to be exact. He had been waiting a full year for his socks to be knit. Time moves along at a fast pace and being tied up last March I never got them done. So, I was determined to get his socks done this year. I must add that he is 23 yrs old now and quite a patient fellow. I worked diligently to get this finished so I could hand them to him this year.
I am thrilled that they turned out beautiful. The yarn that I used is the Zitron XXL and I really liked the colorway. He did pick this out himself. My other son has picked out a Zitron XXL yarn as well and since his birthday is in August I will be working to get these done too.
I have made many pairs of socks these past few years and I have devised my own sock pattern at this point. The striping is awful busy so I put a solid color toe on the sock and it really completes it. At least I think so. Sock knitting can be so addictive!
Some of my fav yarns for socks are: (Not in any particular order)
Dream In Color Smooshy – Zitron XXL – Knit Picks Felici
Above is a picture of my son’s legs sporting his new socks and he did have a Happy Birthday!