We have chilly floors and I had not a single pair of handknit socks. I have knitted socks this year but apparently I had chosen a wrong yarn because they got worn out rather quickly. I had several leftover skeins of Drops Nepal in my stash, white, light gray, medium gray and dark gray. Love this combination and the fact that the socks are thick and warm!
Pattern: Hiiumaa Mismatched Mates, Nancy Bush “Knitting on the Road”
Yarn: Wollmeise #Limone & Stella Polaris
Needles: 2,5 mm
These socks took me 3 months to finish. At first, I started with the original stitch count but the socks looked huge. Then I casted on 60 stitches instead and they came out just right. I used Wollmeise that was remaining from yellow cabled socks and little blue socks I had made earlier. Lovely yarn, super bright colors.
Yarn: Wollmeise 100 % merino, # Limone
Needles: 2,5 mm
We’ve had a good and peaceful Christmas. Lots of board game playing and chocolate. I even had time to knit so I finished the bright yellow knee-highs for my daughter.
The yarn I used, is Wollmeise 100 % merino yarn and the color is named Limone. Love this color, it’s like having your own little sun. The socks are made from toe up, started with 8 sts (4+4). I didn’t have any plans or pattern, just started off with k2, p2-ribbing and placed the cables every now and then totally randomly. The second sock is the mirror image of the first.
I’ve knit some more! Funny how something that you’ve lost totally interest with, suddenly starts being fun again. At least for now. First, I made socks for my little son. I let him choose the color and he chose the bright blue Wollmeise. Very good choice I’d say.
Besides this, I started knee-highs for my younger daughter. The yarn is yellow Wollmeise, bright like sun, a wonderful color! I’m knitting them from toe up, placing cables randomly as I go.
Waiting for Christmas
The first day of december is here (already!), so though we still have no snow, I decided to have a little winter / holiday season sale.
25% off all patterns from December 1 until December 8 (Eastern European Time) no code needed.
(applies only to the patterns I’m selling via my pattern shop or blog sidebar)
I’m knitting socks. First for my son, then probably one pair for my younger daughter and then for me. It’s the first time I’m using Wollmeise, love the bright blue color!
Striped socks for daughter S. Knit from toe up, 56 sts, needles 2,5 mm, stripes 4 rounds high.
Pattern: Mosey by Susan Powers, Knitty, Spring 2008
Yarn: Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran
Needles: 4,5 mm
Legwarmers for daughter E. I had to modify the pattern a bit, so they’d fit a child. Maybe I’ll make a pair for myself sometimes.
This wasn’t a christmas present, but I made double mittens for the same girl. The outer mittens are felted in washer and the inner mittens are thin alpaca. Actually, I was making a pair of super warm mittens for myself, but the outer mittens became too small after felting and I didn’t feel like knitting a new pair, so I just made them in kid size. She asked me to embroider a falling star on them and I did.
I’ve also knit a pair of socks for daughter S, but since they are blocking, I’ll write about them later.
Pattern: none, just basic knee-highs
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock, colors #95 and #182
Needles: 2,5 mm
Kun ostin lankoja näitä varten, oli taka-ajatuksena saada mahdollisimman hurjia väriyhdistelmiä, mikä näyttää myös onnistuneen. Noron väreihin voi luottaa. Vaikka yhdistelmät olis kuinka hulluja, jollakin hassulla tavalla ne myös sopivat yhteen.
When I bought yarns for these socks, I wanted to get as crazy color combinations as possible. And I think that’s what I got. Actually it’s pretty interesting thing with Noro yarns, no matter how wild combinations you use, in some strange way they still go good together.