I’ve finally begun my gift knitting for this year. The first project I wanted to tackle was Kayla’s Lace Cardigan, and I spent most of last week using my free time to translate the pattern. I’ve sent it off to a Swedish knitting group member who promised to verify my translation, and am just waiting for her to get back to me before I can start knitting.
In the meantime I have started my father-in-law’s Christmas socks. Plain old boring stockinette stitch socks, heel flap and gussets, nothing fancy, in solid brown. Do they keep my attention, or what? I’m just kidding, I actually like the simplicity of them and have been fantasizing about having the time to knit another pair of socks for myself.
This photo was taken earlier in the week. I’ve since worked through past the gusset and have decreased to have my original stitch count on the needles. On to the foot!
November 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm
Those look very soft and warm. I don’t see why you shouldn’t have a pair of socks for yourself, especially since your feet may swell with pregnancy (mine did).
November 16, 2008 at 11:42 am
Stockinette knitting is great when you don’t have to concentrate! I need to cast me on a pair of St st socks!
November 20, 2008 at 2:59 pm
Mmmm, I don’t think I could handle plain stockinette in a solid colour! I’d need the yarn to be self-striping at the very least! (slowly catching up on my blog reading as you can tell – sorry!)