My FRIST EVER Christmas sock. I received this beautiful yarn from Amber from The Yarn Hoarder Podcast. I am speechless thank you. I think I could pull this off and wear these socks during the Christmas Day but also on St Patricks day too - green, white, orange - an Irish flag. First time I did an Afterthought Heel, cut the yarn in the middle to insert the heel, used Christmas colour way and used stripe yarn for the whole socks. WOW!. I give 3 out of 5 points to 9inch HiyaHiya needles at the moment. I need to knit at least 3 or 4 pairs to decide do I like to knit with them or not.
I was looking for a pattern that would be interesting to knit in DK although it calls for Fingering weight yarn I gave it a go. You can notice by clicking in the link that I did not do the bind off which is in the pattern but I love the shawl the way it is too Insatient by Christopher Salas PAID FOR PATTERN U6.
My hair dryer needed a basket and I decided that for fun without any help (pattern) I will try to create something new. I had a few attempts so please watch video and have a good, healthy laugh. Learning curve at least in my age is all about it - big, good laugh.
At the end I used Tunisian Crochet technique for a bottom and a single crochet stitch (I think) for the walls. I hope it will inspire you to grab a hook and try something new.
My suggestion what to knit for Christmas Present would be SOCKS. You always need them and if you love them you would stick your feet up and enjoy the colours if not the warmth and knowledge that someone spent so much time to knit something for you will melt your heart. That's why I knitted a pair of Socks for Sebastian. I did 64sts, *k2, p2* ribbing for 20 rows and stockinet stitch plus Fish Lips Kiss Heel - paid for pattern for 1$ or in Ireland approx €1.23. I used Nako Boho yarn BUT, big BUT I cut some sections as I prefer it without them. Lovely knit, happy thoughts and another Finish Object.