The Christmas joy keeps flowing. Are these not fun, happy socks? The yarn is Koigu, bought at “All About Yarn” in Pittsburgh.” They are also leftovers (as Rebecca mentioned in her Day 3.)
They came from what I called my “Naoimi Yarn” that I bought at the store along with some 100% silk. With 3 colors of Koigu and 4 colors of silk, I made this:
Working on this vest kept me busy in between summer visits when I missed my little granddaughter very much.
Anyway, back to the socks…..the pattern is called “Emily’s Sock” and are from “2-at-a-time Socks” by Melissa Morgan-Oakes. Yes, I finally learned the “Magic Loop” style of knitting! I love it!
The pattern stitch was a bit hard….a bit tight…. but it paid off in the end because the socks stay on her quite well. I actually knit one of each color twice….a bit risky I know. Maybe I wouldn’t pull off the second pair? But of course they were for Naomi so I had to finish.
I presented the socks in a binder, with a picture and a love letter. It was an idea I read about years ago…..writing a love letter to your child each year. I didn’t read it in time to do it for my children, but maybe I can pull it off my grandchildren. Socks every year? Maybe, maybe not…..but at least a letter.
Yay for grandchildren who are too little to get into much mischief, and are very easy to keep happy!