Only 16 days until Christmas and I think I will be able to finish what I've set out to do. I'm really kinda pleased with that.
The Gumdrop socks are close to toe construction... just had a slight delay while I had my children on a secret mission to discover Grandma's shoe size. I was a little disappointed to hear that there are three size shoes all through out the house... 9, 10 and 11. What is a knitter to do? I'm going with a 10 as I'm hoping that is her average and knowing socks stretch I shouldn't have too much of an issue.
Ya'll just don't know what goes into getting these work-in-progress shots... I swear putting on a pair of socks that are connected at the toes (without loosing a stitch mind you) AND trying to get the right angle with the camera. Without knowing it I think I just invented the next torture-aerobic-workout!
The other projects I've been working on are hats for the kids. I downloaded Norwegian Sttar Earflap Hat which is a free download (revelry link) and got started.
The first one turned out too big and it wasn't until I bought more needles that I realized I had actually knit the larger hat instead of the child's version. D'oh!
It turns out I had enough yarn to make the smaller version and now I have TWO! so now me and Miss Mac will be Matchy-Matchy!!
The next item on my list was a hat for Eric. It was time to bring out the Failed Anime Hat that I started this time last year.
Second time around it turned out much better. It's still wonky but I'm hoping with blocking and a polar fleece lining it will smooth out.
Here is a better side angle of the Red Cloud symbol that Eric's favorite character Itachi wears.
Just look at all those ends I have to weave in. sigh. That might take me just as long to do as it took to knit.
My only other item is a pair of socks for my sister-in-law. I don't plan on seeing her until after the holidays and this my perhaps give me the extra time I need to finish those for her... I just can't decide what pattern to knit. Maybe I'll try the Snicket Socks.