This year I've stepped up early and have already begun my holiday decorating. I sort of had to as we are going away for Christmas and if I didn't decorate early there wouldn't be any decorating at all. And where's the fun in that? In general though, it is my preference to decorate closer to the holiday and then enjoy the decorations through New Year's Day. I'm old school that way. And in probably lots of other ways as well.
So ho-ho-ho here I am wearing my Christmas Stockings. That I absolutely love. Unseemingly so, given my age. And in full candor they are knit in a light fingering yarn so probably won't wear well at all. What was I thinking? I should know better than this. But don't I look like a cute elf wearing them?
I did not use a pattern for these socks. After my last post on being a self confessed "pattern hog" I felt the need to say that. I simply used my favorite sock techniques to create these "so not your basic sock" socks. When knitting with a hand dyed yarn it's all about knowing when to back off and let the yarn itself shine, jingle and two step into the limelight. Anyone care to do-si-do? No? Perhaps after you've had a spiked eggnog or two. Shoes are optional. Especially when you have super cool socks on.
This is just a quick post because I'm hoping to have a Christmas post up before we leave on our Christmas break. But in case that doesn't happen (it requires delicate timing and participation by Steve) and I'm gone until after Christmas I wanted to leave you with a message that I hope will resonate with everyone everywhere no matter what side of the aisle or ocean you are on. It's a wish for peace on earth and goodwill toward all mankind.
I love knitting socks and this blog abounds with them. Here's some links to socks previously featured on the blog: Orzivals; Sock Love; Embossed Leaf; Cabled Rib Socks; Knee High Socks; Smaug; Ripple Effect; Kelmscott; Halloween Goth; Monkey Socks; Basket Weave Socks; Dublin Bay; Serpentine Socks; Bird of Paradise socks (featuring Mr. Puffy, bless his heart) and there are others too but this gives a good selection of different patterns. Of these I believe the Dublin Bay and Orzival are free patterns.
Until next time be well, love well and have a jolly time decorating for the holidays!