Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas gift knitting

For ages now this blog has focused too much on the kittens & my DD's awful behaviour. Partly because the kittens are new to our lives & very cute and that her behavour has been so awful but also because I haven't been able to show any knitting as it was all to be gifted to other people.

So finally I can show what I've been working on. Firstly a pair of bedsocks for my 5 year old nephew:

blue bedsocks
Stockinette-stitch Triangle bedsocks


Pattern: Stockinette-stitch Triangles from More Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: James C. Brett Pure Merino in PM5
Needles: 2 x 3.5mm 60 cm circulars
Method: Knitted cuff down two at a time.

Then a pair his eldest sister my 10 year old niece:

pink bedsocks
Open Cable with Twisted Rib bedsocks


Pattern: Open Cable with Twisted Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: James C. Brett Pure Merino in PM2
Needles: 2 x 3.5mm 60 cm circulars
Method: Knitted cuff down two at a time.

Then a pair for the middle child my 7 year old niece:

lilac bedsocks
Bluebell Rib bedsocks


Pattern: Bluebell Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: James C. Brett Pure Merino in PM5
Needles: 2 x 3.5mm 60 cm circulars
Method: Knitted cuff down two at a time.

Of the three patterns the Open Cable with Twisted Rib was my favorite. I don't have any modeled photos but this one on my hand shows how the pattern might look on a foot:

Open Cable with Twisted Rib
Open Cable with Twisted Rib pattern


This yarn is so soft & squidgy that it's perfect for a pair of snuggly bedsocks. I've even started a pair for myself!

5 comments:

sue said...

I love seeing pics of your kitties, and every parent needs to vent about bad behaviour. My 13 yr old son is terrible at the moment (can you trade them for another one at xmas), so I understand your feelings. I love all the socks, so pretty and the colors are gorgeous too.

Melody said...

Some fantastic socks there BlueA!
I love the James Brett merino too ;)
Take care, love
Debs x

modelwidow said...

Lovely snuggly looking socks. And please don`t stop the cat piccys, it`s lovely to see Lyra and Ginny, they are just gorgeous.

blog-blethers said...

What a wonderful array of socks ... absolutely love the pink babled one's at the bottom.

Kids. eh?? Carry on venting - we all need to at times to keep sane. My middle SS has lived with us for over 14 months and he's COMPLETELY beyond!

Arianwen said...

beautiful socks! I love the ones that you are knitting for yourself. The pattern is just gorgeous!! The pink yarn is very lovely too. I am sure your neice loved them. do the patterns come in different sizes or did you have to resize them? keep the cat piccies coming.