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.


Kay-From the Back Yard said...

Those socks are just beautiful! Did you have a pattern for them?

Jen said...

just lovely. wish I were on your Christmas list!

山頂2号 said...

Thanks Kay. Yes, I did use a pattern. It's from Nancy Bush's Folk Kniitng in Estonia - Tiit's Socks. The pattern looks good in lots of different colourways.