… but if you’d been knitting them fast and furiously at the end it would have been exciting to you!
Dad’s Christmas 2008 Socks
Pattern: My usual toe up (although I’ve taken a liking to Judy’s Magic Cast on lately)
Yarn: Oasis Yarns Aussi Sock
Needles: Size 1 Knit picks
Never thought in a million years that I would finish these on time or that they would actually FIT! But both happened. I kept looking at them thinking they would be too long and narrow, but they fit perfectly. Must learn to trust even my rudimentary math skills sometimes.
I’d also highly recommend this yarn. It’s the third time I’ve worked with it and it’s very nice. It’s a superwash merino nylon blend and they seem to have a lot of good “boy” colors every time I see them. Nice twist to the yarn too. Good stuff!
The other present I got for my Dad this year was this:
It’s a handbound notebook from Rhonda at My Handbound Books. A fellow librarian, Rhonda was very easy to work with and was able to customize this for me to be just what I was looking for. It had to be small enough to fit in a shirt pocket and rustic enough to suit my Dad and his yearly adventures. I also wanted high quality lined paper and she certainly didn’t let me down (we librarians are particular about our paper!).
I’m very much looking forward to getting one of my own after the new year!
I hope you’ll check out these etsy sellers I’ve linked to in these two posts. Even if it’s too late for your holiday shopping this year, these people have great customer service and great products and I would highly recommend them. I knew I couldn’t totally get away with doing the Handmade pledge this year, but I got pretty darn close. We also got Mom and Dad something similar to this GPS accessory which we love (no sucky thing marks on your windshield to let the bad dudes know they should break into your car for a good time!). All was much appreciated.
We were also very lucky on the receiving end. We got these two ornaments:
It is Stitches’ first Christmas after all! And we’ll be doing some shopping on our way to Maine with two of these:
And the kids got some goodies from their Grandparents too!
Definitely a Happy Christmas. The weird part is, I went into work on Monday and was obviously thinking Christmas should be over and was shocked that it wasn’t when I saw all the decorations in NYC. Silly brain, there’s one more Christmas to go!
Next time, a slightly more exciting new project.Tags: Gifts, holiday 2008, Scarves, Socks