I knitted my first real sock last week. I used an adorable yarn by Paton that self stripes. Self-striping yarn is seriously like crack for a knitter, you ALWAYS have to get to the next stripe! I finished the sock, it's okay, it doesn't fit great because I made size 9 in the pattern and it turns out my feet are not as fat as I thought they were. It's fine though, I'm excited to make the match.
With the leftover yarn I started knitting a sock for Little Miss C. For this sock I used the Lifestyle Toe Up Sock design, and Judy's Magic Cast On to make the toe. I LOVE this technique and love how it turned out. Little Miss C was SO excited that I started knitting a sock for her.
Here's a continuation of the sock for Little Miss C. (Can you tell I worked on it a lot in the car in between school pickups?) I really like the Lifestyle design, no need for a gauge, or a pattern really. In this picture I had just learned how to do short row heels for toe-up socks and I was about to take the plunge and start the heel. I finished the sock the next day, pic to come soon. Little Miss C loves it.
This is Little Miss C's birthday present. I wish I could go more into detail what it is right now, but I want to write a more thorough post on it. It is going really fast though, and I have another 4 inches done since this photo was taken last night.
I also finished a sweater for myself, I need to reblock it and take some photos as it turned out quite lovely. Cold weather always makes me want to curl up with a fresh skein of yarn and needles and just knit away. More pics to come soon, blessings!