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Holiday Knitting: 1 down, 2 to go.

Here's Project One: Holiday Swap Socks.

They're done!

These are the ubiquitous and fabulous Jaywalker socks, knitted in some yummy Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (I have no idea what the colorway is). The image is a little dim, but the socks are all blues and greens and browns. V. pretty. These girls are definitely fraternal twin socks, but I love them anyways. They are winging their way to a secret destination for a Holiday Sock Swap. I hope they fit their recipient!! And I hope they can stay dry. It's a little rainy out today...

And by 'a little rainy' I mean SUPER COLD and ICY and WHY DIDN'T THEY CANCEL WORK. (I know, I know, I'm a huge wimp.) Brrrrrr.

Ahem. Onward, to Project #2.

Is that eggplant I see?

I'm only posting this picture because you really can't tell what it's going to be. It's Secret Holiday Knit Number Two, the large project. I can tell you that I'm using some delicious alpaca yarn from elann.com that is soft and wonderful, and I can also tell you that it's eggplant. But that's all you get. That's 14 inches of knitting right there. Only ... a lot more inches to go.

And as for project #3, well, I just got the yarn in the mail yesterday. I'm using Berroco Lullaby in black (thank you Yarnmarket.com!), as suggested by the pattern designer, and I think the yarn is going to be perfect. (Sorry to be so vague but I've got to keep SOME element of surprise going here.)

I'll be traveling to get my dad and bring him home for the holidays next week, so I'm hoping that all the travel time will equal super knitting productivity and finished Christmas gifts. If not, well, everyone gets a bonsai tree! (Which I personally think is a *great* gift.)

Happy happy happy. shop shop shop. knit knit knit.

Posted by carrie at December 15, 2005 02:12 PM


Cool Socks! Lornas Laces is the best. I love the pattern. The 'V' works really well with the colors - especially since Lornas can 'pool' sometimes.

Posted by: jill at December 18, 2005 09:07 PM

Those socks are dope! I love those colors, and in those fun stripeys too. Definitely happy :)

Posted by: Vicki at December 17, 2005 12:30 PM

Gorgeous socks! Did you use the same size needles as the pattern calls for?

Posted by: larissa at December 16, 2005 11:11 PM

the socks are lovely.

Posted by: carolyn at December 16, 2005 05:36 PM

Too cool! I hope your pal enjoys them, these came out very cute! Would you like their picture and a link to your blog to appear in the gallery?

Posted by: grumperina at December 16, 2005 12:10 PM

Nice jaywalkers!

holiday knitting oy!

:) it's beginning to look a lot like XMAS!!

Posted by: heather at December 16, 2005 10:40 AM

Okay, I can't resist anymore. I've got to start me some Jaywalkers, and I'm going out today to buy some sock yarn (with birthday money, whee!).

And, we have a foot and a half of snow right now. I know, it's Canada, but we have not had snow in this week of December in the part of Canada in which I live in at least fifteen years. I know this because I always desperately want snow for my birthday, and it always melts on the 14th. But not this year!

Posted by: jodi at December 16, 2005 10:33 AM

They socks, they are awesome. Everyone's doing some jaywalking these days except me, I guess. You know, here in LA you can get fined for jaywalking, maybe that's why I haven't gotten on board, yah, that's it.
As for everything else, well, I love love love eggplant colored anything and I'm enjoying some Lullaby myself these days. ;)

Posted by: Marnie at December 16, 2005 09:40 AM

Wow - your Jaywalkers really came out great! Must.Resist.Jumping.On.Bandwagon...yeah - like that'll work.

Y'know, I was really hoping there would be some sheepy chia pets on the market. Now, I think that would be a pretty great knitterly Christmas gift! ;)

Posted by: elisa at December 16, 2005 06:42 AM

Those socks rock so much I can't even handle it. knitknitknitknitknitknit we WILL get our holiday knits done knitknitknitknitknit...

Posted by: Jenny at December 16, 2005 02:06 AM

Lovely socks! I recognize that colorway. It's Forest. I just knit myself a pair of plain stockinette socks with it, but Jaywalker is a much better choice.

Posted by: Cookie at December 16, 2005 01:46 AM

Love the Jaywalkers...So cute and the color way is great.

I am getting more into the spirit of things, since putting my my "charlie brown" xmas tree. Check out my blog to see pics...

Posted by: Skylar at December 15, 2005 11:36 PM

Um, sweetpea, so you know. The point of a gift is that it's unexpected. You know, like both presents and presence. At least, that's what I'm telling the relatives this year. :)

Posted by: Elspeth at December 15, 2005 08:21 PM

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