Phew, I'm finally done with the Christmas knitting, this is the very last pair of socks off the needles. These socks are for Mick.
Yet again, I've used the Vanilla Latte Socks pattern by Virginia Rose-Jeanes, a free pattern on Ravelry. I think this is a super pattern when knitting socks as a gift as the rib pattern has a bit extra give in it than a plain stocking stitch sock does, so it tends to grip the foot a little better and doesn't have to be such a precise fit, just what you want when you're not trying the socks on feet as you knit them.
The socks are knit in Knitglobal Sock Yarn in the Dale colourway which I purchased at Yarndale this year. Yarndale is held in Skipton right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, so I've decided to call these Yorkshire Dales Socks. Besides, the Yorkshire Dales is my very favourite place.
I've enjoyed my Christmas knitting this year. I started early enough so that it didn't become a chore and I've managed to finish in good time. Now for some selfish knitting for me!
The name of your socks is very appropriate. Your family are very lucky to have you knitting for them and I'm sure their feet must appreciate it too. XReplyDelete
I'm sure there'll be lots of warm, cosy toes on Christmas morning. I just hope they all fit.Delete
These are great looking socks. Thank you for sharing the pattern. PatReplyDelete
I've used this pattern for a lot of the socks I've knit as gifts, it's nice and easy but has a little extra interest than a plain sock.Delete
Well done on knitting all those Christmas gifts, I think you deserve a little bit of selfish knitting now :-)ReplyDelete
I'm so pleased that I started early, my gift knitting has been stress free this year and I've now got a bit of spare time to knit a pair of Christmas socks for myself.Delete
There are going to be lots of snuggly feet in your knitted socks this winter. Lucky recipients. Take care.ReplyDelete
I do love hand knitted socks and I know my family do too so it's nice to be able to knit for them.Delete
hi Jo, i haven't been in blog land for ages. You have certainly been busy.its so hard trying to find that balance ,I am knee deep in design work and trying desperately to make Christmas gifts, blog , instagram it is all getting far too much. Well done you .ReplyDelete
It sounds like you've had a busy time. I'm lucky that I don't work so I have more free time than most, plus I started my Christmas knitting early this year so that I wasn't at the last minute.Delete
Well done finishing so early, I had loads of plans for sewing but still not enough time, I will make Will his Christmas stocking.ReplyDelete
I made sure that I started early this year, I've been caught out at the last minute too many times and it ends up being stressful which isn't enjoyable at all.Delete
These socks are so nice! I love the colors, very masculine. You must be so relieved to be finished with all the knitting, well done. :)ReplyDelete
I've used this yarn before and it knits up lovely so I was pleased to find this colourway at Yarndale this year, as you say, it's a bit more masculine which is brilliant for men's socks. I'm enjoying working on some different projects now instead of Christmas gifts.Delete
Love these socks Jo ...ReplyDelete
On a day like today socks and gloves and a thick coat were needed brrr it's really getting cold.
I think you've done so well with your Christmas knitting, very organised.
All the best Jan
It's snowed here today, it took me by surprise as I wasn't expecting it. I made sure that I started my Christmas knitting early enough this year.Delete
Lovely socks, Jo. I'm sure Mick will appreciate them. Congratulations on getting all your Christmas knitting done before December even starts!ReplyDelete
I think Mick will like these socks. I can't believe that I've got my Christmas knitting finished already, I've never been this early before.Delete
Well done, I'm sure that they'll be much appreciated. xxReplyDelete
I think he could do with them now, we've got snow here.Delete
Love your socks, the colour is very masculine, perfect. Enjoy your other knitting now you've finished. I will start early next yr with making Christmas gifts. A brilliant idea - make it and place it in a present box. Presents sorted xReplyDelete
I love this colourway for mens socks. I'm so pleased I started my Christmas knitting early this year, I'm looking forward to starting some new things now.Delete
Lovely socks - I'm sure Mick will love them! Congrats on getting your Christmas knitting done well ahead of time - I'm still working on it as one particular gift (which is actually for a birthday at the end of December) has been frogged twice so far - ugh! I think I finally have it right...3rd times the charm!ReplyDelete
I think my best decision was starting early this year. Fingers crossed that everything goes well with the birthday gift this time.Delete
Lovely socks. I look forward to seeing what your next project will be. JxReplyDelete
It will be nice to work on something different now.Delete
Well done on finishing your Christmas knitting! Enjoy knitting something for yourself!ReplyDelete
It's nice to know that all the gift knitting is finished, I shall enjoy knitting something for myself now.Delete
Mick will love his special gift from the wife.ReplyDelete
I'm wondering if you are using the candy cane yarn for your own pair?
I hope so. I am using the Candy Cane yarn for my own pair of socks, I think they'll look very festive for Christmas Day.Delete
Your socks look toasty warm, Jo. They are sure to make someone's winter very cosy.ReplyDelete
Hand knit socks are much warmer than any socks I've worn before, they keep the toes toasty warm.Delete
They are wonderful. So glad you can now knit something for yourself!ReplyDelete
It'll be a change knitting for myself, I've spent quite some time on Christmas knitting this year.Delete
Favourite named socks for your favourite man!ReplyDelete
Favourites all round. I think the name suits the socks as the colours remind me of the Yorkshire Dales.Delete
Hi Jo, you won the giveaway on my blog so please email me at josiekitten123 at gmail dot com so I can post your prize to you. xReplyDelete
How exciting, thank you so much. I'll get an email off to you.Delete