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A Family of Socks

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Nothing beats the appreciation shown to hand-knitted gifts. Sorry about the blurry photos, these feet just wouldn’t stay still!
That’s my brother-in-law and his family trying on the socks I knitted for them. I think they all fit.

I wanted to knit everyone something for the holidays but time ran out. This is the first time I managed to complete a set of gifts and on time too.

To recap, here are the socks featured above.Project: Brown Bricks for Kuya Larry
Pattern: Bricker Socks by Anne Hanson
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Solid, colourway Bark
Needles: 2.5mm
Cast on: 26 Sept 2009
Cast off: 18 Oct 2009
Notes: 5 repeats on the leg, 6 repeats on the foot. supposed to do these toe-up using Cat Bordhi’s Riverbed Architecture but I chickened out in the end!

Project: Shell Leaves for Ate Linell
Pattern: Veil of Leaves – Cedar by Cat Bordhi from New Pathways for Sock Knitters
Yarn: Madeline Tosh Sock, colourway Shell
Needles: 2.5mm
Cast on: 7 Sept 2009
Cast off: 8 Oct 2009
Notes: Knitting this for my sister-in-law. She knows I’ll be knitting a pair of socks for her but has no idea about the yarn or the pattern.

Project: Peachy Ribs for Arryl
Pattern: Basic Ribbed Socks by Kate Atherley
Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Hundertwasser, colourway 2104
Needles: 2.5mm
Cast on: 11 Oct 2009
Cast off: 8 Nov 2009
Notes: Cast on 64 stitches and followed the pattern up to the toe where I used my new fave, star toe.I like how it gives a rounded finish instead of the silly triangular one.

Project: Muddy Ribs for Arvie
Pattern: Basic Ribbed Socks by Kate Atherley
Yarn: Zitron Trekking XXL, colourway 30
Needles: 2.5mm
Cast on: 17 Nov 2009
Cast off: 24 Dec 2009
Notes: I picked up far too many stitches on the heel flap of the first sock so it has this baggy heel, but it fits well. These were dried on the dashboard of the car on Christmas Eve and wrapped just before noche buena!

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