Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

This will be another quickie post, because the computer is in the old part of the house that is kept at 57 degrees in the winter. That's Fahrenheit, of course. I have no idea what that is in Celsius for my British and Canadian friends, and am too cold to go to Google to find a temperature converter. I know I could invest in a laptop someday and move it to the room that has heat, but I just can't stand typing on those tiny keyboards.

In knitting news, I finished up three pair of socks today so I could get them done in 2008. Really, all that was left was the kitchener stitch at the toes, so it took maybe a half hour to do that, plus weave in all the ends. Anyway, here they are:

Plain-old sock recipe #1 (from this post):

Plain old sock recipe #2: Cable and Lattice pattern from a Patons leaflet
Oh, and here is a shot of mom's finished Christmas socks. The pattern is "Go With The Flow Socks" from the Favorite Socks book.
Wow, that tablecloth looks orange in that picture. It's more of a brick red in real life.
And here is a fun and quick knit. It's a Scrappy Hat from Folknits.

Great for using up bits of leftover yarn, and it is oh, so warm. I wish I was wearing it right now.

I'll be adding all of these to my Ravelry project page, but not today. My fingers are so cold I can barely type. Gotta go and warm up by the pellet stove for now. Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to everyone!


Channon said...

Did I ever thank you for the cute card? I think not... So thank you, and look at those great socks! You must knit in your sleep.

Happy New Year!

Criquette said...

Happy new Year! Love the socks - makes me want to learn....maybe 2009 will be the year!

Kris said...

I thought the socks looked great in the pictures, but they look even better on my feet! Not only are they beautiful, but they are so warm and comfortable! They are for sure one of my favorite Christmas presents! Thank You!!!

Jennifer said...

Cute socks!! Happy New Year!

Steph said...

Maybe one day I will gradute from cell phone covers & scarves to socks! Yours are amazing!