28 December 2014

'Twelve Days of Christmas' Socks

Many of us are World Champions when it comes to starting new projects, but find it a little more difficult to finish these projects, as there are so many other fun projects to start! I'm a prime example! I have a book which is jam-packed with beautiful sock patterns (Around the World in Knitted Socks), and I want to knit most of them. Well, at least make a start on them... It seems it will take me two years to finish each pair, so the 26 different models will keep me busy for the rest of my life.

Two years ago I finished my first pair from the book (link), and I have been using them this Christmas as my official Christmas socks. As soon as I finished the first pair, however, I started on another pair, which I finished today. Yay! I think they will replace the first pair as my official Christmas socks, or perhaps they could be my Twelve Days of Christmas socks. They have the right two turtle doves theme to be appropritate.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Grab a UFO (UnFinished Object) and finish it! Big or small doesn't matter, it will be most satisfying no matter what!


  1. Ha! I have a lace weight alpaca scarf that I started two years ago. It tired me to work on it because it is a complex lace pattern rather than a two color pattern like your scarf and is all about counting rather than being more visual to follow. I may pick it up and try again. Thanks for reminding me. (And your socks are beautiful!)

    1. Thanks Cheryl! I can understand why you needed a break: alpaca isn't the easiest yarn to work with, and lace patterns can be a nightmare. I hope you'll finish your scarf. Alpaca is so soft and wonderful to wear. :-)

  2. How did I ever miss the fact that you too are a knitter????!!!!! I love, love, love your socks! I love stranded knitting but don't do it often enough - perhaps more this year???? I did finish a cowl two days ago and this morning I ripped back another cowl that I keep messing up on, and now I am back on the right path with it. We are on holiday at the beach, so I am working on a LOT of wonderful knitting projects.....of course my eyes are bigger than my knitting bag! LOL
    Are you on Ravelry? If so, we should meet up!
    Best wishes for a very happy and healthy New Year!! It's almost here!!

    1. Thank you Judy! Yes, I've knitted as long as I can remember. Always in front of the tv and when I'm travelling, unless of course I have an embroidery (or crochet) project that is more interesting or practical. I do have an account on Ravelry, but I can't honestly say that I'm ON Ravelry, because I hardly ever visit the site. Knitting has a natural tendency to take over my creative endeavours, and steal time from other crafts that I feel I should spend more time doing, and for that reason I try not to "encourage" knitting. It happens anyway! :-D :-D

      A very happy and healthy new year 2015 to you too, and thank you for all your kind words about my blog, and for making it all feel worthwhile! xxoo