Pink lady knits

11.09.2006

Amber's Log Cabin Socks

Pattern: Log Cabin Socks from "Handknit Holidays" by Melanie Falick
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino in "Natural"
Needles: #4 DPN's by Brittany
Pattern Notes: This was a fast knit for socks because the yarn is bulkier. I really love this yarn (which I may have mentioned here and there) so much so that I have bought more in chocolate to make my husband and I matching Log Cabin Socks. The cabling was easy, and looks really special. I love the way the cabled pattern flows down the back of the heel. I knit these on smaller needles than the pattern called for because Amber has teeny tiny ankles and feet. We wear the same size shoe (7.5) but her feet are quite narrow. I wanted these to be warm comfy socks, but not over-sized and "floppy" (there is nothing worse than a sock that flops off the top of your toe when you are walking around in it!) I hope that she will really love them, and I think she will.
Another Christmas gift DONE!

6 comments:

Erin said...

Wow, so many updates!! You seem to knit so fast!! I can't believe how many things you're getting done! I'm hoping that my knitting gets faster, I've finished 2 Xmas presents so far, have 3 in progress, and 2 left to start. Your socks look so comfy! You are a great inspiration for the new knitter, especially when you admite those things that you don't like or try to avoid. I'm so glad you took the time to teach me! One of those days we'll have to get together and knit!

Courtney said...

LOL, thanks! I think it is just all of my newly acquired "free time" that is making me knit so fast! I was actually just chastising myself for not having finished my Dad's Christmas Socks yet!
You knit very quickly, no worries! It is such a pleasure to teach someone to knit who ends up loving it as much as you do. I am so glad you are having so much fun. I am sure there is a football game we can knit through coming up...just IM me and we'll chat. :)

Jen said...

I love how those turned out!

Courtney said...

Thanks honey!
You are going to have to remember to check here now....without me reminding you!;)

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