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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A New Pair of Socks

Something I've noticed over the years is that Christmas comes every December.  It doesn't pop up in July some years or occasionally show up in September just for fun, it comes in December.  Every.  Single.  Year.

You would think I would have learned this and planned for it, especially considering that we have five family birthdays between Thanksgiving and the first week of January.  That means the majority of gift giving for the year happens during that period.  Since I'm a Maker, I need to Have Things Made before then.  For some reason, this concept kind of eludes me.

In an attempt to make my own life easier/not turn into a raving lunatic by mid-December/eliminate stress, I've started some Christmas or maybe Birthday knitting for Mickael (Mickael's birthday is one of the December ones).  I have a couple of pairs of socks worth of yarn stashed for Mickael so I grabbed some and cast on.  He loves his hand knit socks and while he doesn't always treat them nicely (I once caught him outside on our concrete driveway doing something in only his sock feet - hand knit sock feet!), he really enjoys the way they make his feet all cozy and warm.  So I will knit socks for him (and fuss at him a bit when he abuses them).
Decathlon sock
These are Decathlon socks (thankfully Mickael prefers simple sock patterns for his big, manly feet), knit in Madelinetosh Twist Light in the Kitten colorway.  The color really reminds me of driftwood - kind of the brownish, grayish, sun bleached, ocean washed color.  I've finished the top ribbing (I've adjusted the pattern a bit to be big enough for him) and have just barely started the main rib pattern.  These will be a great portable project, which I'll be needing later this week when Caleb has his wisdom teeth removed.  Socks are perfect for a portable project!



Blogger Merry Karma said...

I totally get your dilemma. For the first time last year, in the many years I've been on this earth, I figured out what I was willing to do for Christmas gifts and I started in January. They were all done and wrapped before by the ninth of December. (All the gift shopping, making, wrapping was done by the ninth.) I felt a little strange after that because I'd never experienced that before. But, I resolved to do it again. I've already started on gifts for the coming Christmas. Good luck to you too!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Susanne said...

good on you for getting organized and ahead of the crunch!
Hugs to Caleb (although I am sure at his age, a hug from a strange Grammy, is unthinkable) when he gets his wisdom teeth out...

6:15 PM  

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