Friday, October 12, 2007

Presents

I feel so bad with this blog - a knitting blog should have colourful, enticing photos that lure readers in and inspire knitters to start new projects. My photos are all so hideously bad that I can't even keep my own attention on this blog!

I'm knitting up a storm on projects I need to wrap up before I leave on my month's holiday. My sister deserves a really cool birthday present this year. One part will be these socks.



Here's the skein unravelled and is close to the colours as they appear in real life. The yarn is Socks that Rock in Spring Fling which is a colourway they recently retired. I was checking out all the colours that they were retiring and thought that my sister might like socks in this colourway.



Another, closer shot. I love the potential of a skein of yarn.



The first sock cast on. My sister has itty bitty feet (yay - quick knit!)



And the first sock all knit up! Am just doing the ribbing after casting on the second sock. No time for second sock syndrome here.

2 comments:

Rachel Holkner said...

As someone who has only ever knit one pair of kid-size socks (which took f-o-r-e-v-e-r), I'm curious - how long did it take you to knit that one sock? In the context of this post it looks like mere minutes!

girlie jones knits said...

Hey Rachel!

My sister's feet are itty bitty. So I probably knitted that sock over last week whilst doing lots of other things and with little time to knit at all. For comparison, I cast on the second one whilst writing these posts and over about 2-3 hrs, I knit most of the cuff.

But you get faster with practice.