Sunday, March 05, 2006

Fini...


The Sockapaloooza socks are finished. At the appointed time they will be mailed with the extra yarn and matching purple Comfort Zone needles in their own little handkerchief linen bag (I love these bags), along with some other goodies. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating—this is lovely sock yarn! I have had such a great time, knitting these socks for my sock pal. My sincere thanks to Alison for hosting the KAL, and to Donna, my sock sister, for reminding me of the updates.

And now, on to the Christmas knitting. That’s what I said—Christmas! With children, grandchildren, and inlaws, our immediate family totals twenty-two. If I don’t start now I’ll have a repeat of knitting through Thanksgiving dinner, and taking knitting to bed with me in case I wake up during the night. Last November and December are not happy memories. I waited until October to start which resulted in a lot of family members being unhappy when they didn’t get a pair of socks. Nope, this year I’m ahead of the game. This is me being organized and motivated. If I start to run down around August I’ll need a major yarn shopping expedition to bolster my resolve. That’s not at all a bad thing—I think I can do this!

14 comments:

alison said...

What a pretty package all wrapped up in the original label - great idea. Beautiful socks!

I'm with you on the Christmas knitting. I'm well into the afghan for my in-laws already! Best of luck!

Katherine said...

Thanks Alison! Yes, I'm ready for "Who Wouldn't Love A Hand Knitted Gift" KAL whenever you are....

Jenn said...

The socks are just beautiful. I just LOVE them!

Linz said...

Now those socks are stunning! I love those colours!!!

Dana said...

Those are gorgeous! I have to get me some socks that rock! That yarn really does rock.

wendy said...

Perfect! Absolutely lovely...good idea about xmas knitting too

Katherine said...

Thanks to all for the lovely comments! I'm enjoying seeing all the beautiful socks on the updates.

knittyref said...

Love the yarn, love the socks! Your pal is very lucky.

Laura said...

Beautiful socks! And how nice that you're going to give your pal those fun matching needles as well.

Rebeckah said...

Okie dokie, now where's MY pair of socks from you looking like that? I am sooooo green with envy ... wish I had been your pal.

Kathy said...

Katherine,

What incredible colors and stitchwork in those socks. They are going to be so well recieved. Good for you and the Christmas knits. I, too, start early. Not as early as you though!

Kathy said...

Katherine,

What incredible colors and stitchwork in those socks. They are going to be so well recieved. Good for you and the Christmas knits. I, too, start early. Not as early as you though!

Dani said...

WONDERFUL job on those socks!!! Your pal is sure to love them and your wrapping *s*

neko_loco said...

I am just in awe, those are so incredible! I'm going to have to order some of that yarn now, no question! Lucky pal. :)