Saturday, 24 December 2016

Happy Christmas!

From me and my Christmas socks, 

I really love these the colours are lovely, I've been frantically trying to finish them so that I can wear them on Christmas day and I'm so glad I succeeded, they took me even longer than usual because well, they are longer than I usually make them and I used a different method, toe up instead of my usual top down. 



I followed this pattern but needed to see several tutorials before I could grasp the short row heel so it's been quite a learning curve.


So which do I prefer toe up or top down, I prefer the fit of the top down, the heel of the toe up doesn't fit quite as snuggly but I liked the toe up becasue you know how much yarn you have left and can just keep on knitting until it's finished so it's mixed feelings really I will probably try toe up again but with a different type of heel, who knew there were so many! 

Last year at this time I was trying to finish socks for a friend for Christmas, I failed miserably and didn't manage to get them finished until well into the new year and I've been wearing them ever since😏  This year I was determined to make a pair for AnnMarie and actually gift them to her and I'm happy to say I  succeeded..


 I hope that she likes them,

As you can see I'm really into this sock making malarky


Once you start buying sock blockers you can say you are truly hooked.😉

You can find the pattern for the cute candy cane holder here

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my previous posts I'm sorry that I haven't left any comments on yours for a while, I have visited but just haven't had the time to linger, I will be popping round to see you all as soon as I have time in the meantime..


I hope you have the best one ever😊






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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful Socks, they match perfectly! Well done! Happy Christmas from me xx

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  2. Merry Christmas Linda! Your socks look lovely! Pat xx

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  3. I like your beautiful socks.
    Merry Christmas to you Linda!

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  4. Merry Christmas Linda! I love your Christmas socks so very festive!
    Lisa

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  5. Your socks are so beautiful , Linda!! :) I liked the way you packaged the pair nicely. Merry Christmas!!

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  6. Merry Christmas Linda. Love your socks.

    Linda

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  7. Lovely socks, I have just started a new pair, they are my Christmas Eve cast on this year. I have always knitted top down with a heel flap and gusset, next year I want to try toe up and the Fish Lips Kiss heel. Have a wonderful holiday and a very crafty new year.

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  8. Love the socks Linda. Merry Christmas!

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  9. Your Christmas socks are VERY festive. I love the red heels, toes and cuff! That should make Christmas VERY merry!

    Happy holidays! DK from Pointy Little Sticks

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  10. Lovely socks, Linda. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  11. Lovely socks xx love the sock blockers! MERRY CHRISTMAS x

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  12. It's the same here, Linda, so little time to read and comment in the weeks before Christmas. Great that you could finish your holiday socks in time, they are so beautiful (and the pair for your friend as well). I'm still knitting on the second one of my Christmas socks this year, they tend to be "socks to KNIT on x-mas" instead of "socks to WEAR on x-mas" :o). Can you tell me where to find the pattern for that little candy cane? It's literally sweet ♥.
    ♫♪♫ Merry Christmas ♫♪♫
    Nata xxx

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    1. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/victorian-candy-cane-cover there you go Nata. :) xx

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    2. Thank you so much, Linda! ♥ Have a great week xxx

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  13. Beautiful socks. The yarn has produced such a lovely design. Sock making is on my to-do list but it seems really complicated! Maybe in the new year. The gift socks are so pretty too.
    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

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  14. Both pair look great! I definitely will never be a sock maker. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Have a good week.

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  15. HaHa! Merry Christmas to you and your Christmas socks too! :-)
    Beautiful socks. I would love to make more socks - they are ever practical and portable as a project - but I did not wear any socks on Christmas Day because it was 40 degrees Celsius!
    I hope you had a lovely day. Your socks look cosy. Cheers!

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  16. Firstly Linda I am so sorry to read about your asbestos problem. You must have been so worried and secondly, how sad to hear another Day Centre is closing. What is happening to the residents? Are they going to be amalgamated with another day centre?
    Your knitted socks are pretty special, you have such patience to tackle those heels, but well worth the effort.
    By now you will have celebrated Christmas with Your son, I bet you had loads of things to catch up on.
    Sending you best wishes for 2017.
    Daphne

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    1. Thank you Daphne, no unfortunately there is no where for the residents to go because we were the only facility in the area, they have said that if they need further treatment it will be carried out in their home, how they are going to achieve that without the necessary equipment is beyond me it was very sad to say goodbye to them all. xx

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  17. Those Christmas socks are fabulous! Toe up socks are on my new years resolution list to try and learn. Have a great New Year!

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