Blogmas Day 9: One pair down and another started

As predicted correctly for once I managed to get the socks off the needles. The ends need weaving in and then they will get blocked. I was finishing up a netflix true crime so I started my second pair. These will also be a gift. I’m using some Knit Picks Felici self striping yarn that I had been hoarding in my stash for some time now. The color way is Toucan. I finally found the perfect time to knit these up. Since these are self striping, I’ll have no control over the stripes so I’ll be doing an after thought heel. I’ll be pretty much knitting a tube sock and when I’m finishing I’ll clip the row where I want to place the heel, pick up the stitches and knit up a heel from there. It’s a scary process if you are doing it for the first time but once you do you’ll find that it’s worth it… especially if you are as picky as me about making sure your stripes are nice and even. I’m not a fan of short row heels and my beloved heel flap and gusset will distort the stripe pattern. I’m going to have to knit fast for these so wish me luck.

I had to get supplies to finish the cross stitch project (still not even close to finishing… just preparing) and ran into Target to get a few things. This jumped out at us soon after entering the store. For the past several years we and my sister have been treating ourselves to a new puzzle to put together on Christmas eve. Thanks to the pandemic, my sister missed out on coming in for the holidays last year and we pretty much did not get together with any family or friends. She is going to miss out again this year but The Mr and I decided to pick up a puzzle anyway to continue the tradition. This lego puzzle looks like it will be a challenge so I’m excited to put it together.