Not very many people get knitted gifts from me anymore – I did the whole ‘everything knitted’ thing one year but some people would really just prefer a Sephora gift card, you know?
But on my short list of gifts is a scarf, and some toys, maybe some weaving, and of course some socks.
These are actually ‘due’ in mid-December, so I really need to keep at them for a bit! I’m past the heel decreases on this one actually, hopefully I can just power through over the next week. I do love the yarn – it’s Austermann Royal, which is merino, silk, cashmere, and polyamid (nylon?). I bought it at Le Bon Marche in Paris so it’s a bit special!
Pattern is based on Nancy’s Bush’s gentleman’s sock with lozenge pattern (whew, that’s a mouthful) but basically I just looked at the starting point of the diamond pattern and figured my own from there. The recipient has feet on the smaller side, so I’m doing these on 70 stitches, and I just did a plain rib for the top of the sock.
Oh, and for those still left wondering a bit about my whole handbell group thing? Here’s a video! I’m not in it because I only joined a few months ago, but you get the idea!
There’s another video on Youtube here, but it’s a bit racy since it’s got a bit of burlesque in it!