Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Fastest Project Ever

If you want to finish something fast, make house socks for an almost-four-year-old in worsted. J noted that I was making socks for Grandma and requested that I make him a pair of socks, too. Red ones. I have a hard time saying no to this face.

Pattern: No real pattern, just plain ribbed socks
Yarn: A little bit of Plymouth Encore Worsted in dark red
Needles: Size 5 Knit Picks Options Circulars
Gauge: About 4.75 sts per inch
Method: Cast on 30 sts and worked 3 x 2 rib. Did a short row heel with 5 unwrapped sts in the middle. Knit the foot plain until it looked about the right length (about 5 inches from the back of the heel). Decreased the toe (working decs one st in from the end of each needle) until I had 3 sts on each needle. Drew tail through remaining sts and tied off.
Thoughts: I usually think short row heels fit me a little better than heel flaps, but I think the heel flaps might have fit J better. Now on to socks for his brother!

Tomorrow is without a doubt my very favorite holiday. You can't beat a holiday that is all about hanging out with the people you love, eating yummy food, and generally relaxing. I am hoping to get a little knitting in as well. To all of you in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous linda said...

Laura, I'm with you on that! No present buying, deadlines, decorating, card mailing, etc..It's my favorite holiday by far. Have a wonderful day!
I can't wait to see what you finish this weekend! And you say you're not that could fool me!
PS SKB is making it's debut for turkey day! Love it!!

2:08 PM  
Blogger mary said...

Great house socks! I'm making some for holiday presents, so hopefully I'll have them done in time. Happy Thanksgiving!

3:03 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Cute socks! Happy Thanksgiving back at ya!

3:20 PM  
Blogger Ramona said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love your Suger Free socks.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I agree, who could say no to that adorable face???? The socks are so cute too. Gotta love a fast project like that. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving from your Yarn Aboard Pal!

5:34 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Have a peaceful Thanksgiving

6:09 PM  
Blogger Olga said...

such sweet feet! happy thanksgiving to you and yours, sugar.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Happy Thanksgiving - enjoy all the family, eating, and thankfulness!

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...

Excellent socks for a well-deserving young man! I hope that everyone at AffiknittyCentral has a great Thanksgiving!

9:27 PM  
Anonymous kimberly said...

You've got to love those quickies!!
Happy Thanksgiving.

1:09 AM  
Blogger ttbookjunkie said...

Those look so warm and comfy! He will love them.

Amanda :)

6:35 PM  
Blogger Glaistig said...

Happy Thanksgiving! What cute red footsies :) J is clearly the child of a chic knitter.

10:31 PM  
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