Monday, November 29, 2010

Back to Knitting Socks

It’s good to be back….back to knitting socks.  It’s been awhile since I was working and then working on other projects.  Socks were on the back burner.  But, I finally picked up a sock I had started back in October.  I am working on the Embossed Leaves Sock by Mona Schmidt.  I am using a size 1.5 needle with the Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga in Leaf Insect.  I hope to be turning the heel by the end of the week.

Embossed Leaves Sock

I want to start on a Christmas sock.  A plain basic sock pattern using either String Theory Continuum sock yarn in Kinetic Energy.  I got this yarn in a kit from Simply Socks. It was the Fa La La sock kit.  We got a reversal project bag, bottle cap magnets and gift cards with the kit.  I really like the yarn too.

Simply Socks - FaLALA Kit

The other sock yarn I am thinking of using is the yarn I got at the Knitter’s Edge, my favorite local yarn store.  It’s from Frolicking Feet and the color is Christmas Cactus.  I think I will knit my Christmas sock out of this yarn.

Frolicking Feet - Christmas Cactus

I started on the second ball of Marble Chunky yarn for the prayer shawl for my only knitted Christmas gift.  I really like this yarn.  It’s acrylic, soft and washable.  I just had to buy more colors, so I got MC14 (red) and MC6 (blue/brown).  I think there is another color that I want to get yet.  I like this so much that I am getting rid of the Lion Brand Homespun yarn I bought awhile back.  I will donate it to a prayer shawl group.

Marble Chunky - color MC14

Marble Chunky - color MC6

Are you knitting any Christmas gifts?


Alrischa said...

I started one in April but it's only half done. Instead, I took up a new Christmas project today! lol. But it's just a little Christmas doll. No other Christmas pressies, I don't think.

Jill L said...

I got that Christmas Kit too --Ilove it!