With December here and four Christmas projects still on my to-do list, I figured I'd better get a wiggle on!
I decided the guy version of the maroon sock would work well for one of my recipients, and since I have to knit it to design it, I'm killing two birds with one stone.
I cast on with some lovely grey Scheepjes I raided from Mom's stash. I did a couple pattern repeats but it just wasn't working out. The yarn wasn't smooth enough to give really good stitch definition, so I called up mom and put in an order for a semi-solid, inky colour skein of Alley Cat
Pretty good eh? Reminds me of BIC pens when they explode in your hand... I called it Squid.
While I was waiting for it to dry, I cast on for the second pair of guy socks I have to knit this Christmas. I chose a nice rustic green Fortissma Socka that was also raided from Mom's stash... I sense a theme here....
Anyway, here it is with the Squid sock too....I got the Squid yarn as soon as it was dry and cast on, so the green sock is getting set aside because the Alley Cat is so much nicer to knit with than the Fortissima. Once again, sorry for the crappy pic... the Squid sock has arrows (like the maroon sock) and the green sock has mini cables. Both are about 3.5 inches long so far.
I have to say it's so nice now that I'm knitting at Job #2. It looks like my editor will be off until Christmas, so without that evening knitting time, I'd never get everything done for Christmas!