And it only took FOUR months!

on 18 April 2012

Now, I don't want to give anyone out there a coronary episode, but...

Chris' Christmas socks are finally, FINALLY finished!

You might remember, I started some socks for him back in September.  I did the colorwork pattern but then couldn't for the life of me get the calf/ankle decreases to work in an attractive way, so after making FOUR attempts at it, I cut my losses and literally tossed the thing in the trash (wail!).  I then cast on these...






It's just a plain ol' vanilla sock with an Estonia folk pattern knit around the ankle.  I did nothing fancy with materials, as my main man likes his wool relatively unprocessed and worsted.  The color and toe are Cascade 220 which is marvelous stuff.  And the best part?  I finished them just in time for SUMMER.

I am AWESOME that way!

3 comments:

Sibley Saga .... said...

That is seriously impressive! BEAUTIFUL socks! I'm a wee bit jealous of your skills. : )

Brett said...

Holy cow, Melissa. Those are the nicest socks I've ever seen. And who cares if it's almost summer? It will be fall before we know it. I bet he loves them. Good job!!

Cel and JP said...

plain ol vanilla?????? you MADE those? I mean, I'm not surprised that you could make those, I'm surprised that ANY human could make those without a machine. Gorgeous. Wow. Wow. Wow. WOW.