Thursday, March 23, 2006


The socks I made for Alex's friend have been gifted. I think she loved them if the big squeal meant anything. I told her she is very lucky. She is the first non-family member to receive a pair of hand-knit socks from me. It was fun to see her face!

I think they turned out pretty cute. Sorry for the bad pic, I couldn't find my cheapo wire sock blockers.

I've also started some new socks. These are for a friend of mine that is having brain surgery tomorrow. I hope to get them done in time for her to wear them for at least part of her hospital stay.

I picked this yummy pink yarn that I bought from Lynn H. My friend is a breast cancer survivor so I thought this yarn would be great for her. I'm just making simple bed socks with a picot edge cuff. I found a great tutorial here for a picot edge, and a video on DIY that helped. (Sorry, I can't make the link work for the DIY video.) I hope they fit okay. I don't really know how big her feet are. If not, I will just make her another pair. I have plenty of yarn, it was a huge hank. This stuff knits up nicely and I like it a lot!

Yay, I am getting together with my two knitting friends this afternoon. Hopefully Sally can fix the cable mess I have on my Bearfoot socks. Yeah, I don't even want to talk about it.


trek said...

Isn't that the coolest sight? I gave a pair of socks to a fellow knitter because the socks told me they wanted to go to her and she squealed and jumped up and down and cried!

Christine said...

I think gifting to someone who truly appreciates handknit/handmade items is the greatest gift! They are beautiful!

I am seriously loving the pink bedsocks, and I normally don't go for that shade of pink! (well, not since high school!)

JennyRaye said...

I really like your pink bedsocks, and think they would make really cute cycling socks for summer if I use some KP Dancing. Is this a pattern of your own design? Thanks!