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sarach
« on: February 03, 2011 03:09:21 PM »

Just some Christmas socks I made for my grandmother this year...



When I was about 12 we had to knit something in school... so I made a pair of socks for my dad... and apparently I make a quality product because he has had them for almost 15 years Wink (or maybe he just didn't were them very often)
anyway... this year they had finally been worn out, so for Christmas he asked me if I could make him a new pair... I hadn't knitted anything at all since then, but I figured it'd be fun to learn it again...

so I made these for him:



kinda simple...but that's what he wanted... (they look kinda lumpy in that photo, but they looked better on)

They didn't take as long to complete as I had thought...so I still had some time left before Christmas, so I made another pair for my grandmother...
But this time I decided to do something with a pattern, because just making them in one colour got kinda boring after a while... She likes traditional Christmas patterns, so I made these for her... (pictured above)
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Jane2
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011 07:24:03 PM »

OMG! Your grandmother's socks are beautiful!!
Those are not "just some Christmas socks", those are prizewinners!! And they should be displayed as a goal for other knitters to aspire to!

I have been knitting for years longer than you (being more than twice your age) and I have never attempted such colour work in any of the socks I have made.
(I can't believe nobody has commented.)

Did you design the pattern as well?
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011 10:31:54 AM »

 Shocked Amazing.  One day.... thirty years from now, probably.... I will be able to make something this beautiful.  I hope your grandmother loved them, I know I would have!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011 09:33:28 AM »

Love both Grandma's and Dad's socks! Great job!!!!
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sarach
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011 10:46:49 AM »

Thanks for your lovely comments!
I'm having so much fun learning to knit again... I'm definitely making something else soon!

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Did you design the pattern as well?
No, it's a free pattern from DROPS (http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=0&d_id=566&lang=us) but I didn't want them to be so long, so I skipped the row with the snowflakes...

My grandmother really liked them... I wanted to make them for her as a thank you because she spent a lot of time on the phone trying to teach me how to knit when I was making the first pair of socks... Learning to knit over the phone isn't the easiest!  Tongue



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