Since the beginning of my very short lived sock knitting career, I have haboured this dream that I would knit a different pair of socks for every day of the week (see here for inspiration) or even every colour of the rainbow. Just for me though, for I am a selfish knitter.
Christmas 2010 marks the end of my selfish knitting days. My family wanted in on the action and I finished 3 pairs of socks with a night to spare.
I’m hoping there’s a medal for this kind of achievement.
The children accepted their socks very graciously, partly because they know they’re made with love and also because they know better than to cross a mother who’s been burning the midnight oil making something for them. I used this pattern and my son helped me pick out the yarn back in September – its Regia Softy which is, unsurprisingly, very soft.
Hubby’s are made using Regia sock yarn also from this ribbed pattern from Ravelry. They took FOREVER. Mainly because of the rib (K3, P1 slows me down) and the fact that they’re man socks which are obviously bigger and longer. At a guess, I’d hazard there’s nearly 20,000 stitches in this pair alone.
That's right. 20,000.
Right now we're enjoying lots of lazy pj days, eating leftovers and playing in the snow and ice. It's been nice to be offline for a while and focus on other things. I still have 10 days left before I go back to work and am enjoying time off, pottering around at home and am looking forward to our first skiing outing of the season tomorrow!
Here's wishing you all a happy and healthy 2011.