Howdy everyone! I have some exciting finished objects to show you! My Christmas knitting is quickly coming to a close with only small package adornments and stocking stuffers being completed now.
I did take a break from all that to cast on and complete Mr. Pie's long awaited bulky socks. My first completed pair of socks EVER! These were made from the latest recycled sweater and I certainly have enough for a couple more pairs of socks. I love how they turned out, but it's a super bulky wool and I knit them on size 7's so my hands were just aching after doing these for a bit. I think it took me a little longer because of that. They also don't have a lot of stretch in them which made it more like knitting cotton than knitting an acrylic/wool mix. I used up the rest of my Wool of the Andes Bulky for some contrasting toe action, and test dyed some of the cream recycled to see how well it would take colour, then used that swatch as the heel. hehe
Mr. Pie is very happy with them and has been wearing them every evening since they came off the needles. Yay! They were knit from the toe up on two circulars and I have to say, I'm totally and completely in love with this technique. ALL my socks will be knit like this from now on! I'm looking forward to diving in to more sock yarns and patterns now, too.
After those were done I cast on some more dishcloths for stocking stuffers and have these done so far, with only two more to go:
All other gifts for Canadian Family are wrapped and have either a little teddy bear ornament or a stocking ornament attached (sorry for the crappy photo, but it's dark outside this early! hehe) :
Here's a couple others that will go on packages to the other side of the family that aren't wrapped yet:
So I just have a piece of leather to attach to my Brother's gift (need to punch holes in the leather so I can sew it), finish two more dish clothes and then wrap Brother's gift and the package will be in the mail early next week! YAY!