I have a finish this week............my Christmas Eve cast on socks worked on size 2.75 mm DPNs (my standard size as I tend to knit tightly). The yarn is West Yorkshire Spinner's 75% wool, 25% nylon signature 4-ply. It has 35% Bluefaced Leicester in it and I love this yarn! I was able to get it through Deramore's. They have not been blocked yet but they are done. I'm in no rush...with the temps here it will be quite awhile before I will be wearing any wool socks! LOL! I used Susan B. Anderson's free pattern "How I Make My Socks" on Ravelry. The only thing I changed was instead of the Kitchner toe I did a rounded toe. This is my go to pattern for most of my socks.
So, I just started the class...it cost $8 and she is such a great teacher with her videos. Hopefully, I will have a bit more to show you next week. So far I have learned the provisional cast on though...that's more than I knew last week! LOL! This pattern calls for DK or Sport weight yarn so I am not using my Paton's Kroy Sock Yarn.....yet.
Oh, I almost forgot my Christmas in July Gift List...........so in addition to YOP here are the gifts I will be making for Christmas..........
C H R I S T M A S G I F T L I S T
"Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read"....and Amber from Maker's Haven added "and something homemade". I love it! In this vein, I have decided to make Christmas Eve boxes. Here's an example from Pinterest..........if you search on Christmas Eve Boxes for Kids on Pinterest there are all sorts of them............there are adult ones too.......
As for "the rest of the gang"....there is the Frida Kahlo basket with some Frida Kahlo stitch markers and stationary, my sons will probably all get hats and fingerless mitts and the family canines with get homemade treats and the family felines will get little crocheted mice filled with catnip. That's all for now but it is plenty to keep me busy from now until the holidays! LOL! Watch this space!