Here is today's progress. Not too shabby...I hope to be down to the toe decreases tomorrow. I really want to be done with this one by the weekend. I already have another sock that needs the toe grafted. Then I need to complete the second sock for that pair. Fortunately, those socks are for Princess #1, so they are small and go quickly. How is your Christmas knitting coming?
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Thursday, October 09, 2014
I would have updated something sooner, but back pain sucks. I was fine and then all of a sudden, my back tightened up and it's been a painful existence ever since. I finally had to get a couple of prescriptions from the doctor - it was that bad. I worked from home (not that the boss was happy about it, but that was all I could do) and didn't feel like knitting or crocheting. At all. You know it's bad when that happens. But, I did get to wear my socks. I started a new one. This one is for my mother for Christmas. She asked for them.
It's the Business Casual sock, with a picot cast on. My mom saw them when I took her to the doctor's office, and said she liked them and wanted a pair. I changed the cast on, and used a lovely yarn from Madeline Tosh in Fragrant that I had in my stash. I've turned the heel and am working on the foot, but I have to get the length. She's supposed to be measuring her foot this weekend for me. I'm trying to do a handmade Christmas again this year, as much as possible, but I'm cramped for time. I hope to get these socks done in the next couple of weeks, and then I have 3 more pairs to do. I was going to try Wraptor, from Knitty, but that would take WAY longer than the 2 weeks I have for each pair. I'd love to sew a couple of pillows for the children, but if not, I have a couple of other gifts up my sleeve that will take far less time to make.
I'm working on a serious shoe-string budget this year. I'm trying to get everything (or as much as I can) done on about $400. I was going to use $300, but I don't think I can make it. Have you started making Christmas plans yet?