All that sitting around today gave me time to finish these:
You may be thinking, but Jen, I never saw these socks on your blog before. Where did they come from? I will tell you. My coworker, Tim, asked me to knit a pair of socks for his wife for Christmas. He even wanted some original Knitting Like Crazy hand-dyed yarn. So, he picked out some in the Fruit Punch colorway and I got a-knittin'. It's just a basic sock pattern, 56 stitches on size 2 needles. I have to admit, I am super impressed with myself that I dyed yarn that managed to somehow stripe. I have no idea how that happened....seriously.
So I took the Christmas socks for my coworker and the Coupling socks that I made for my mom and made them some labels:
Hector, my sleeping companion, is excited to be making his blog debut! Anyway, I am glad that the Christmas knitting is coming along nicely. The next Christmas knitting project is a hat for my brother, Mike. I am thinking a black hat out of some Lion Brand Wool-Ease that is in the stash. I want to make Mike a nice hat, but I also know how he loses these things in bars and things so I am not going to make a huge investment on the first hat. If he can prove to me that he won't lose it, then maybe he will get a new one next year. :) I thought that would be it for the family knitting for Christmas, until my other brother, Matt, informed me today that he wants this. I told him it may take awhile and not to expect it for Christmas. Also, Matt now is working at Michael's again, so I am thinking he may be getting a Lion Brand Wool Ease scarf as well. I mean, the boy gets me a 30% discount if I go there while he is working!
Hmm, so now, a list.
Christmas knitting that I would like to accomplish this year:
- Hat for Mike
- Finish socks for male friend who shall not be named, but I can tell you it is not Alex as he has informed me he has no interest in hand knit socks.
- Nintendo scarf for Matt--maybe
- Coworker Tim also wants leg warmers for wife
- 1-2 more knitted baby items for Karen (that's not really Christmas knitting, but the baby is due mid-January, so I would like to have it done before Christmas, just in case).
Really, I think this might be manageable Christmas knitting. I know I will end up adding a thing or two to the list, and I would like to get the Chevron Scarf and Morning Glory done. Perhaps some mittens. Crap, now I am adding things, and that's a lot of knitting.
Well, this week should bring a few interesting projects around here that don't involve much knitting. I have some yarn to dye (tomorrow, I think) and I also have a different coworker who has asked me to fix the holes in his hand-knit 100% alpaca sweater that he got on Bolivia years ago. I am hoping to take care of that project while at work tomorrow. I will try to get a picture of the sweater because it is quite awesome.
Ok, enough talking for now. Hope everyone had a great weekend.