Monday, January 14, 2013

Boy Socks

I only knit 2 pairs of socks last year.  So a couple of weeks before Christmas I set to rectify that by making my boys some.  I had wanted to give them as Christmas gifts, and even though we had a loooooong car ride home for the holidays, I just couldn't get both pairs finished in time.  They wouldn't have understood if I'd given 3 socks and one on the needle, it just wasn't worth it.  So a couple of days after Christmas, they were complete and the boys loved them.
They are a plain 2x2 rib on 60 stitches, with an afterthought heel.  Thanks go to Turtlegirl76 for helping me out with her very own afterthought heel tutorial that went a little something like this: "pick up the stitches and work a toe".  Doh!

Both pairs are made of Socks That Rock Mediumweight - the sock yarn of champions.  Thanks to Irishgirlieknits, she gifted both these skeins to me at different times.  The boys sure find them cozy and warm in their winter boots.

It's snowing here in MI this morning.  We woke to a fine layer on the ground and since then, the pace has picked up.  I'm off out for a quick run.  It should be so peaceful with the snow falling gently, and I'm hoping a lung full of freezing air will chase away the sniffles I've had since last night :0)

Happy Monday knitsters!
Disco xoxo


KnitNurd said...

Love those socks!!!

Kaye said...

I love these! Very similar but very different--just like brothers! LOL!

IrishGirlieKnits said...

I love when my stash is actually knit...hehe! Seriously cute socks :)