Do you think I could convince the children at school that this is a new way to play duck, duck, goose? Yeah, probably not :) I've been terribly neglectful in showing you some finished socks, so here are most of them.
These are Calloway Socks, knit up in Madeline Tosh Lightweight in Filigree. They were fun to knit, but I think that they might be now a little overly patterned for my general sock-wearing tastes. But anyway. They're warm, and I love the color-- like it can't decide if it wants to be green or gold.
I knit up two pairs of stockinette socks. These were mostly done on my lunch break at work, or whenever I needed to wait a few minutes.
This yarn is Jillybeans Twinkle Sock in Green Envy. I got the yarn at Get Knitted when I was in England this summer. I love the bright green, and there's a little bit of glimmer in it. (You can see it better if you enlarge the picture.)
This yarn, Berroco Sox in Lollipop, was a gift from one of the children in my classroom last year. I had taught him (and the rest of the class) how to finger knit, and there was a mild finger-knitting craze last spring. He asked his mom if he could give me yarn as a gift, they went to my LYS, and the owner helped them pick this out.
The self-striping yarn was fun to knit, and I made a wavy cuff for a little fun.
And finally, here's some knee socks.
The yarn is Creatively Dyed Calypso in Tuvalu, and I re-engineered the Delicious Knee Sock pattern to be top-down. To be honest, I found knee socks to be long and tedious, and I don't think that they were worth it. These are still too short to wear with my favorite boots and have them be seen. I think I'd be much happier just knitting a little cuff to peek out over the top of my boots! But now I know, and perhaps I'll change my mind about them when it's February and really cold.
Have you knit knee socks? How do you feel about them?
I still have two pairs of socks to show you, but I need to wait until my husband can model them for me :)
OK, back to Christmas knitting!