A Day late
I sadly did not finish the sox "on time" for the midnight deadline....I had everything done, but the heels.
At 10:30 I had to go to bed. I just couldn't think straight so I didn't want to mess up the heels. Overall They were pretty easy once you got the scrap yarn out and the live stitches on the needles. Last night would have been a whole lot easier to knit the heels if we had light and power. Due to the crazy storm that blew through we lost power for about 2 hours. I held a little reading light over my lap so I could see the heel and the chart. Now that is dedication right? Thankfully the power came back around 8pm and I was able to warm up and knit by the light of a real lamp. Drumrole please...
Overall I really like these. I love the yarn that I chose even those two skeins from the same dye lot have different color patterns (why I ask you?? How does this happen?) So the socks are a bit different. Hopefully I will be distracted by the off white patterns created. When the socks lay flat they look a little wonky to me. The afterthought heel is strange looking. But I wouldn't hesitate to try it again. I am not a huge fan of toe up, but the more I make they are getting better. So there you have it, I didn't make the cutoff date, but I did finish on Dec 1st. If I had started a day earlier or not gone out Wed night I would have been on time. Oh well. I am off to check out the next sock pattern the 6SoxKAL group released yesterday. Maybe I should start that one after Christmas to make sure I get it done before Jan 31st.
Oh and one more little picture for you.
Here is the bib I made before the socks. It is for Ellie for Christmas. The pattern is in the "One Skein" Book. It was so cute I had to make one. Now I really must get moving. I want t finish the fair isle hat for my husband today while he is out of the house. Have a wonderful weekend!