A few years ago, I started a major Christmas Quilt project. For years my family has snuggled under a Christmas Quilt and read advent stories during the month of December. At some point I noticed that we were outgrowing our quilt. We didn't all fit under it, or on the couch! So, I dug out the instructions for the family Christmas Quilt and began making squares for three more quilts. I finished one last year and gave it to my oldest daughter. As of today, quilt #2 is on the frame and is being quilted. Whew! I have one more top to finish piecing and then I'll quilt that one and call the project done. This year's top is for my son's quilt and I invited him to decide how to place the blocks. He was thrilled about the assignment and talked to himself as he made decisions about where should this block go and what about these two... It was fun to watch!
It turns out that this pair of socks are also for my son. His favorite color is yellow. Check out how well the stripes matched on the cuffs! I was impressed! Unfortunately, the yarn had four or five knots (yikes!) after I hit the heel on the second sock. But, as my son says, "that's ok, Mom".
The socks are a simple knit 2, purl 2 rib from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks. They are knit from the top down on double pointed needles.