Finally I have finished my November socks for the SAM2 KAL. I used Bernat Hot Sox yarn, and I think the colour was Hot Red or Red Hot or something like that. I took the wrapper off awhile back because it had a pattern on it I was going to try, and wouldn't you know it...I can't find it now. Anyway, I used 2.75 mm dpns, and made the pattern myself.
It is the first sock pattern (or any pattern for that matter) that I have ever made. Sure there are a few mistakes in it, and it's not the prettiest pattern compared to the "experts" out there...but it's my pattern and I like it. I have it written down, just need to type it up now. I'm sure there are places in the pattern that could be improved, but hey...it's my first pattern :o).
I was able to get another pair of the pocket book slippers done for the mitten tree (you can see the picture to the right). It really is such an easy pattern, and I am sure I'll make some more to put on the mitten tree for next year. I didn't get any picture of them stretched out though, so you can't really see how they look. I might try to make an adult pair of them and then put them on to show you what they look like. That probably won't be for a little while though because I'm a little busy with Christmas knitting and school work.
The picture to the right was taken two weeks ago at the church. There were a lot of items on and under it, but I forgot to bring my camera this past Sunday to get the picture of it with even more items on it. We should find out in this week's bulletin just how much of each item was donated. There are definately a LOT of mittens, but other items include: gloves, hats, scarves, socks, sweaters, slippers and who knows what else.
I'm working on a scarf in my spare moments. It's a very easy pattern so it's not taking long to do - I just need to sit down and work on it. I don't have a lot left, and I'm still debating on whether or not I will put fringe on the ends. When I get it completed, I'll post a picture of it. Not sure if I'll use it as a Christmas gift for someone, or if I'll put it away for next year's mitten tree though.
Better be off and work at my homework. I have an essay due tomorrow and I need to do some fine tuning to it - make it sound better and what not.