Socks, Snowflakes, and a Bit of Thunder

Despite dealing with a little man who is teething (tooth #8 has poked through, and tooth #9 appears to be on the way), I have found some time to finish up a few projects.

Yesterday, while watching the service man repair my broken fridge freeze, I finished up my very first pair of knitted socks! I made something I can wear!! (Yes, I am excited.) The socks are just a basic pattern taught in a class I took at my LYS (Village Yarns in Etobicoke, ON). I used Dale of Norway Stork (colour #14). It isn’t really sock yarn, but a requirement of the class is to purchase supplies at the shop, and they don’t carry any non-animal fibre sock yarns, so I made due. The socks turned out well, but far from perfect.

I’ve already learning from my mistakes, and am doing much better on my second pair: Pink Camo Pedi Socks using Bernat Sox.

And now the cross stitching finishes. The first is the scissor fob for Enchanting Lair’s Celtic Thunder. It still needs to be made into a fob, but the stitching is done, so I declare it finished!

And yesterday afternoon I stitched up this little design, Snowflakes by Bucilla. It is a wee kit that includes a frame. I have three more of these, in different designs, and I will probably use them as package ties this Christmas.

So, that is 3 more finishes for my challenge, plus one almost done. I think I’m doing well. Good thing, since I have my eye on a new Jeanette Douglas design (Take Time to Read) and there are two Ch√Ętelaine groups I would love to join. I will try to harden my resolve, but I really want that Jeanette Douglas chart.

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1 Responses to Socks, Snowflakes, and a Bit of Thunder

  1. Samia says:

    Your socks look amazing!