Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Holiday knitting progress

I'm using:

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this Knitpicks Swish yarn

to make a knee sock of gigantic manly proportions for my brother. It's coming along quite quickly; since taking this picture a couple of nights ago, I've already done 12". Such are the glories of size 5 needles and worsted weight yarn.

Knee sock begun
Cell phone included for size comparison

I'm a little concerned, though, that the colors are a little too on the funky side. That bright blue looks very interesting next to the "copper." Coffeeboy has kindly called them "very 70s colors" - true indeed. I think my brother will like the colors. They're for keeping warm around the house (so far as I know) so if they look a bit like strange lederhosen, that might be quirky in a good way. I'm planning to do one sock with blue ribbing and toes, plus red heel, and the other with red ribbing and toes, and a blue heel. Maybe that will balance out the brightness.

The secretive sock project continues along nicely. This spoiler picture is a little garish from the flash; sorry about that.

Mystery sock progress

I have a few more holiday gift projects in the works (3, to be exact) which I'm confident of finishing in time for Hannukah and Christmas. 2 of those 3 are started; the third isn't, but it should be pretty simple (a simple boucle scarf on the bias).

Thanks, everyone, for all the kind birthday wishes!


cathy said...

I admire you for making manly knee-socks. My brother got socks last year,and I vowed never again to knit man socks on a 2mm needle. I'm still traumatized by those last man socks that this year he's getting a hat.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure that much yarn will keep a guy's feet warm through winter,
I'm stoked, can't wait, great colors, and early thanks,
Your Bro.

Anonymous said...

I find brothers to be remarkably accommodating when it comes to the handknits. At least mine is...to my face anyway. :) I'd say those will be perfect for keeping warm around the house.

schrodinger said...

Gotta say I'm with Cathy on the man sock knitting, that's a lot of knitting! I'm sure he will love them.

trek said...

Thanks for the cria comment!
(don't have your email)