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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

November Socks

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.

Happy knitting!

17 comments:

Karen said...

Love your lacey red socks. And your church's giving tree looks well ladened.

Anonymous said...

Those socks look great! I find making up my own patterns to be so satisfying, you really get to put a lot more of yourself in the finished product.

ruth said...

LOVE the socks!!! =D

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Shelley, I love your socks! Are you going to post your sock pattern that you made?

The tree of items at the church is wonderful!

Shelley said...

I can post the pattern as soon as I get it typed up from the notes I made.

Janice said...

I love the socks!! Congratulations on writing your first pattern...you did a great job!! I love the picture of the tree at your church..looks like a great idea. Hope you get lots of knitting time in today!!

Tina in Wonderland said...

What beautiful socks! I also can't wait til you post the pattern, 'cuz I want to make some of those! I'm proud of you for doing such a great job of pattern creating!

I love the picture of your church's mitten tree.

Thanks your kind comments that you left of my blog, too!

Susan said...

Lovely socks. I've not knitted in red for such a long time. Might have to remedy that at some point.

Rhonda said...

Love those little red socks. Sweet!

Bliss said...

Really nice job on the socks!

Alisha said...

Great socks!!!

The tree looks nice and full...that is great!!

silja said...

I love your socks!

Anonymous said...

Just making a return visit via the knitting path, thankyou for visiting, and its always good to get comments! There are actually 65 knitters on the path, I wanted to visit them all and leave comments, maybe I will one day.
Lovely red soicks too, very festive!

Yarn It said...

Cute socks! Socks are on my list to do at some point. That mitten tree is amazing. Giving goes a long way.

Anonymous said...

They look so warm and cosy
God bless
Maria in the UK
www.inhishands.co.uk

Rachel said...

Look at the bounty of those mittens and other knitted delights! It's great to see them all compiled -- thanks for sharing the pic!

I think your socks look darling -- way better than any lame pattern I've ever tried to make up. I'm very impressed.

Maggie Ann said...

The mitten tree is so fun! Love it. And to think you 'made' the red sock pattern ....well, wow! Love your red socks...the color & pattern design are fab!