Here goes: Christmas.
Audience, fellow knitters and crocheters are now gasping and scramble to check their calendars. Now they sigh in relief as it’s only the end of January. However, a niggling seed has been planted at the mention of Christmas crafting as the layers of their inner minds flash like a Rolodex, flipping through who needs to be knitted for this 2016 and what patterns would work.
Last December before the 24th, I decided socks will be the theme of Christmas 2016! So when the ohana came over on the eve of, I got to work on my research after presents were opened:
Five adults. Left and right feet traced + foot circumferences measured.
Yes, that means five pairs of socks, two socks apiece which equals 10 full-sized socks to knit by December 24th!
After I finished up the swap contents this month, I cast on this:
Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden’s Serenity 20
Content: 70% merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon
Pattern: Hermione’s Everyday Socks
I thought about knitting two-at-a-time via magic loop but I didn’t want to go out and buy more needles. I do love my DPNs. So my plan is to knit a sock of each pair first to avoid second sock syndrome. Note: For those of you who are nonknitters, these size 1 needles above are only 2.25 mm in diameter.
Ambitious? Yes, but I believe. Believe with me, pls! I’m knockin’ three birds with one stone: Getting my sock fix, knitting patterns I’ve wanted to for a long time, and makin’ Christmas presents. Another thought: Would you believe I would also be using up five skeins of sock yarn from my stash? *pats self on back* (Good job, Stef.)
What ambitious project (fiber, wood, paper, photos, house) are you workin’ on right now?
What are you up to this weekend? Playdates tomorrow for us and snow clothes shopping Sunday. Have a good one! Aloha.