Friday, December 19, 2008

Layne's socks

Layne called on December 9 and asked if I would knit a pair of socks for each of her three sisters. She explained that she had not planned to give her sisters gifts for Christmas, but then she thought they'd each enjoy a pair of hand-knit socks. And she added, that if it was not possible for me to knit the socks it was okay - she just would not give them anything.

I was delighted to be asked and told her I'd do it or die in the attempt. I already had one sock of a pair for Joan finished, and Joan told me to feel free to give that pair to Layne instead. So that left only 5 socks to knit, and I thought if I could knit half a sock each day, I'd finish in time to mail the socks to Layne and they'd arrive in time for her to give to her sisters on Christmas Day.

I finished the last sock last night and will mail them off today!

Yarn: Interlacements Toasty Toes and Mountain Colors Bearfoot.
Needles: US size 3
Stitches cast-on: 50
Details: 14 rows of k1, p1 ribbing, then stockinette stitch for a 5-inch cuff. Make heel flap and turn heel, then knit foot in stockinette until about 2 inches remain. Decrease 2 stitches every other row until left with 9 stitches, then Kitchener stitch together.

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Blogger Wool Winder said...

They look great and you them in record time!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

They look awesome! You're so fast, it takes me almost a week to knit one sock! :0)

6:33 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I was able to make them in record time because they are short and knit with thick yarn!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Dy said...

WOW! They're gorgeous!

9:00 AM  
Blogger Alabama Book Worm said...

I discovered your blog after you added me on LibraryThing. I love your blog! I have added you to my blogroll.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Donna Boucher said...

You are a doll!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Lisa Kay said...

You really are a saint. I had someone at work ask me to knit gifts for him, and he would pay me. What he wanted to pay wouldn't even cover the yarn. When I told him that, he offered $20 more. People really don't understand...

They're beautiful, by the way.

Lisa Kay

4:28 PM  

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