Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Knitted Gift

I'm back! Despite the fact that we are still in the throws of a very hot summer here in Texas, I have picked up my needles once again to get started on some gifts. Yes, I'm talking about Christmas gifts, and it's only July! I figure if I start now I might just have some things to send home this year.

But before I show you the Christmas gifts I've started on, I thought I would show you what I just finished working on this week.... yesterday was my neighbor's birthday and I decided to make her a pair of socks. Not something she needs in this heat, but she had hinted at getting some quite a few months ago, and well, that was about the time I started 'losing my knitting mojo'!

I picked up the needles a few weeks ago and started on these. . . .

And I finished them just in time on Thursday!

Specs: Curly Cuff Bedsocks, from Knitted Sock Sensations.
Yarn: Sublime Angora Merino (2 balls)

Needle size: US6 Clover dpns

Modifications: The pattern says knit on 2 needles and
sew up the back seam. Instead, I knit the cuff on 2 needles,
but then changed to dpn's and joined in the round
to finish off the socks.



12 comments:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a thoughtful gift! She sure is lucky to live next door to you :)

CelticCastOn said...

yay your back!!!
Cute socks I bet she'll love them.

Charity said...

Those are very cute socks! I've been thinking about Christmas knitting, lately, too. :o)

Kara said...

What a cute gift! Lovely!

lucky knitter said...

Very sweet gift for your friend!

Ann said...

The socks look great & you have done such a beautiful job in the packaging.

Queen B. said...

waaay cute !!

Knitterella said...

Perfect Gift!

Welcome Back :)

Ren said...

what great socks! it's good to see you back, too. : )

Maggi said...

Wow, those socks are awesome! What a great gift!

Journeying Five said...

glad you are back and i love the purple socks. what a great way to package them!

tiennie said...

They are wonderful!