There is nothing special about these socks - I have used my own pattern, Billy Basic Socks, that can be found on Ravelry and the yarn is for both is a self striping yarn. One is called Rainbow from Knit Picks and is lovely and soft. I'm afraid I can't remember the name of the other yarn :( I love hand-knitted socks, especially at this time of the year, so I now have some more to add to my collection!!
As you can see, Nico is new to all of this photo taking and wanted in on the action!!
I also knit some fingerless gloves using a pattern called Cortland. This was a quick and fun pattern, and they knit up quickly. I like the pointed cuff - quite unusual - but it was fun to knit and looks great. The lace pattern was a 4 row repeat and very straight forward, and the thumb is a 'proper' (in my estimation!) thumb. Much better than a slit/hole to poke your thumb through. These were knitted in the round, so no seams to sew up at the end. Like socks. Are you seeing a patter here?!
My project is here. The yarn is lovely soft merino/silk blend and these gloves have been worn a lot recently too.
And finally . . . . . I completed a cowl.
The yarn is called Sockittome and I made some socks out of a different colourway last Christmas. It was a pain to knit with using 2.5mm needles, but an absolute pleasure using 3.5mm needles. How bizarre. I actually saw another lady had made a cowl using this yarn, so I shamelessly copied her! I know, I have no shame!
The cowl is long enough to wrap around my neck twice, but as the temperatures are -20c right now, indoor pics on Polly (my polystyrene head double) will have to suffice!
I have found that my knitting often takes a back seat to my sewing, and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed knitting. My output this year was quite minimal, and I look forward to upping that in 2016!
Do you find that one hobby tends to get pushed aside for another?