Two FOs last week!
I've never made my husband Christmas knits before. His mom is Buddhist and his dad is Christian.. Marty is interested in both religion equally, and is respectful of both. I also respect his culture and upbringing so we always treat Christmas as a regular holiday, instead of religious holiday.
This year, I just found this yarn in my stash during my destashchallenge planning, and decided to make him a pair of Christmas-y socks, just because. It wasn't supposed to be a big deal, and since I wasn't really doing any holiday knitting (#Grinch-A-Long!) I didn't feel pressured to finish these by Christmas or anything.
The pattern I used was Vanilla Latte again, but I guess I only used the stitch pattern. Because I wanted to use afterthought heel on these, I modified the pattern to fit his feet and improvised a lot.
Needles: US 1 (my newfound love Knitter's Pride DPNs!)
Thoughts: With a 2-ply yarn, I think I should've gone down a size. These are very soft and squishy but I'm afraid they might not last long. Hopefully Knit Picks toes and heels will help.
I finally finished my Stripey socks out of Patons Kroy Sock yarn.
So these were obviously very easy to knit. The only thing I messed up was that one night, Marty and I were going to some event in LA, and I wanted to knit on these socks in the car. But it has been getting dark earlier and earlier these days, and I didn't see that one stitch was actually split, so I made a stitch only on one ply. I didn't see it until I was done with the toe.
So instead of ripping it out, I did a duplicate stitch on that one stitch. Fortunately it wasn't on the underside of the sock, so the duplicate stitch wouldn't bother me when I walk.
The first WIP project is Marty's vest, in Cascade 220 (Worsted). I cast this on a LONG time ago, finished the Back, and let it hibernate. Fortunately, like the Sportweight one, I found notes I took while knitting the Back, so I was able to cast on the Front with no problem.
Lastly, another sock project!
These are just going to be Vanilla Socks, with black contrasting toes, heels, and cuffs, except I think I'm going to try short-row heel on these instead of afterthought heel.
Alright. That's it! Lots of sock project this week again, hopefully I'll have more FOs next week!