Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Socks are my comfort knitting

What with the job stress lately, socks have become my comfort knitting. Add into that the fact that I will be spending more time in the car coming up (cottage trips), it's a good thing my sock mojo is in full force. (that and blanket square mojo - I think I'm up to about 20 squares now...)
My FIL loved (LOVED!) his cashmere socks, and I haven't heard a peep about the mismatched pooling, so it's all good (I was away for Father's Day, so didn't get to see the reaction in person, but I heard all about it).

I know Misti Alpaca is one of his favourite sock yarns, so I have a pair ready for his birthday, which isn't until September, but I knit a ton on these at my girls weekend, so they got done pretty quick. They've gone into the gift box to be ready.
And to ensure a smooth ride when I'm a passenger, I've got another pair on the go - this time with some Tofutsies I bought at The Yarn Store. I bought a bag of 4 balls for a great price (which, of course, I can't remember. I know it was a good deal). This yellow and black is knitting up quite nicely, and I almost think I may have to put the finished socks away for a teacher gift for next year, as it's the colours of my son's school!

I've used the Tofutsies before, and it does knit up quite nicely. My husband has a pair in this yarn, and loves them.


KnitTech said...

I also like the Tofuties; I can keep a pair for quite a while. Grilltech tears holes in them in nothing flat.

Brendaknits said...

Glad your FIL liked the socks. And to have the September ones done already - you rock girl!

Wannietta said...

I'm totally the same - always a sock on the needles. Generally just my go-to Vanilla pattern but I know I can put them down & pick them up after no matter how long and it's golden. And then there's that special heel-turning magic that never gets old!