Holiday Knitting

I can finally show you some things I knit for Christmas presents!  I knit socks for Mom, M & J.  Here they are:

These pink ones went to my mom.  I want to make myself a pair too.  All of the above socks were made with DK weight possum/merino/silk yarn.  I’d better warn everyone that they need to be washed by hand.  I forgot about that!  They are super soft and warm and perfect for cold winters.  I was pretty proud of myself for getting them done in plenty of time that they got to the recipients long before Christmas.  Yea!

M sent me a photo of her and J wearing their new socks on Christmas day:

mj-socks

These holidays I have quite a bit of knitting time and I’m busy with a few projects.  I’m making a new iPhone sock, a color work hat, and I just cast on for a cardigan.  The cardigan is for a KAL I started for our knitting group.  It’s actually a CKAL (cardigan knit-a-long) meaning you can knit any cardigan you like.  It’s supposed to be started and finished during the winter season, between 22 December and 21 March.  It’s so nice to be working with worsted weight yarn and bigger needles!  It moves right along.  I’ve started with a sleeve:

The yarn is Madelinetosh Vintage in color Mourning Dove.  This photo, with dim winter light, doesn’t show all the variations in the color very well.  I’ll try to get better photos as I go along.  The pattern is HERE.   Based on these photos you’d think I’m on a cable kick.  Maybe so.

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