Thursday, December 11, 2008

Final Christmas Knitting

Again I've resorted to Folk knitting in Estonia for a sock pattern. These socks are based on Virve's Stockings but I've modified them a bit because i enjoy having some fancy stuff to do instead of plain old stocking stitch.
I made them for my daughter but I expect she will be rather appalled and wish I had chosen something she would actually wear. Still, I had fun and that's important.
And that's the end of the alpaca I got from my brother. Back to sheep's wool now and lots of spinning.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas socks

Now I've started making things for my family it's hard to know where to stop. these socks are for my father, but now my aunt has an order in and I'm working on socks for my daughter. Then there are all the rest maybe wondering, 'What about me?'
These socks have industrial strength heels which will probably not fit any known brand of shoe, except maybe a gumboot. However, they should take a while to wear out and that has to be a good thing. The wool is alpaca from my brother's alpacas and Gotland Pelt. When I run out of alpaca I'll get going on spinning up this year's fleeces.