I’ve finished one each of Will’s and Steve’s socks – yay! In the end I chose the Thuja sock pattern from Knitty, Winter 2005 for Will’s sock (on the left), using Rowan Pure Wool Aran. It was incredibly quick to make, just taking two evenings and two train commutes to complete. Steve’s sock is the Diagonal Cross-Rib pattern from Favourite Socks, made in Malabrigo Sock (yum!)
So, with one of Alex’s BMP Knucks also completed, that is half of my Christmas knitting done! I’m going to make the second of Steve’s socks next, as that is the most time-consuming item left, and then the other two things should be a breeze!
I still haven’t got it right with regard to taking photos during the hours of daylight; at the moment it’s dark when I get up, and dark when I get home from work. I think I need to be more organised and take lots of pictures at the weekends instead of as I go along during the week. These pictures were taken this evening, and for once it wasn’t the lack of light that was getting in my way: click here to see tonight’s obstruction!
Now if your family are anything like mine they will begin to think you’re a nuisance with that camera soon!
I am desperate to cast on with my Stonechat seeing that sock!
Way to go getting half of your christmas knitting done!
Both socks look great – yay you on the Christmas knitting!
Ah, menfolk, can’t live with them, can’t take pictures without them!
Seems like a good way to avoid second sock syndrome – knit one of each first, then the second won’t seem like a drag. Was that intentional? They both look great – regardless of the light.
Gosh you are doing so well. Half way there! I also think the way you are doing half of everything first is such a good idea, no getting bored doing the 2nd one
The diagonal cross rib socks look really good, I might have to try that one myself! And the other also looks good, too, but the diagonal cross rib took my fancy.
Great job, you still have lots of time left. I always think men’s socks take too long.
Great socks! The obstruction photo is hilarious.
I really like the contrasting cuff.
What an excellent way of knitting socks! You will definately be finished in time.
Your socks are so beautiful. I confess I’m having something of a sock fetish myself right now. They are never boring to me and so portable!
That’s what I do in winter – a lot of weekend photos for showing during the week. It makes me feel so organised!
I must try Thuja. I think it looks great and very fast!
You can get good colour accurate photos by setting everything up in a room with little or no external light, set the colour adjustery thingo (light source?) on the camera to flash, turn off the light and take the photo. Another way is to take photos on a black background. This way you don’t have to wait for daylight to be right. It’s worth a try to not have to wait every time!!
lol! nice distraction 😀
the socks are really nice. Half way- yeay well done.