Once Upon a Sock: December Edition

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Hi All! Yes, I know it’s Friday and not Thursday. I remembered earlier in the day that I was supposed to post about my socks; however by the time I got home from knitting group and finished work, I was too exhausted to put two words together. I’m still on East Coast time so it has made things a bit challenging.

So, you know that in my last post I told you I was heading to Indiana for 3 weeks for my annual Thanksgiving vacation? I usually work the first week (I’m virtual with my company), take the week of Thanksgiving off, then work the third week too. This time I had an extra two days and thought I was going to get so much knitting done. Uhm….with cute little babies to love on, lots of arts & crafts and visiting with family…well, it just didn’t happen.

You know how when you are packing, you have all these good intentions and dreams of knitting all day long, every day? You pack as many projects as you can because you know you are going to have so much free time? Yeah, right. I brought 5 projects with me and finished one (a hat for my cousin.) In addition, I started a new pair of gloves for my Aunt and only got half way through one of them…I think it’s too big and I’m going to rip it back to the cuff. Go me! LOL

I figured that I would chance taking my metal sock needles on the plane…I’ve always been afraid to try that and have only brought wood DPN’s or wood circulars. Guess what? You can fly in the US with metal needles. So, anyhoo, I was able to eek out a few more rows on my sock. Yep, I got a whole 23 more rows done since my last post. Here’s the proof:

I love the way the color is pooling now that I’m in the stockinette portion of the leg. Just a reminder that I’m working on Mina’s Vanilla Sock Recipe with yarn from Yarn Carnival High Wire 3-ply in the colorway Austin Equinox. The color looks more like the bottom two pictures in real life.

I am getting ready to go on another three week vacation; however this one is a staycation due to my hubby having to work up through Christmas this year. So, let’s see what I can get done between now and the next sock post. I make no promises because as you well know, sometimes things don’t work out as we plan.

Every month, on the first Thursday of the month, a group of blogger friends and I get together to talk about our socks. If you’d like to join in, please let one of us know so we can add you to our links. Stefanie is rocking a pair of gorgeous new socks over at Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons.  They totally have a Christmas vibe going on with the gorgeous colors. Katherine shows off some new Christmas yarn for her upcoming socks and talks about her year in socks over at fiber and sustenance. How in the world did we get to the end of the year already? As soon as Kat gets her post up, I’ll update her link at Felinity Knits. (Edited to update Kat’s link…check out her gorgeous rainbow socks and her gorgeous socks for the year!) Until then, check out her beautiful work on one of her past blogs.

I’m really, really going to try to catch you all up on the super secret projects that I worked on to take to Indiana with me. The gifts were all well received and will be well loved. I also have some super cute crafts to share that I worked on during our family and friends annual Christmas crafting day. If you follow me on Instagram, you can get a sneak peek with my last post which has multiple images of the finished projects.

Until next time, Happy Knitting!




11 Comments Add yours

  1. Knit Potion says:

    I can seriously relate to the good intentions when packing idea! Even though I realize time and again that I’ve brought more than I need, I still continue to do it, though. Go figure. LOL! It sounds like you had a wonderful time over Thanksgiving. Sending lots and lots of good wishes for happy December as well. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Melinda! I had a blast but it went way too fast, per normal 🙂 I hope your December is awesome too! I just got my tree up and I’m on vacation so what more could I ask for?


  2. Stefanie says:

    I didn’t know we can fly domestic w/metal needles. Good to know. I usually pack bamboo and bring an extra set in case. I love your newest sock. I like how that green zips in among that berry.

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    1. Thank you, Stefanie! I didn’t know either 🙂 I took a chance and made it through TSA with no issues. Now that I know, it definitely broadens the horizons. I’m loving the colors of the socks too.

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  3. They are coming along beautifully! Hope that you manage to carve out some knitting time on your next trip, would love to see how these look a bit further along. (But no pressure – I know exactly how it is when all that knitting time mysteriously vanishes.)

    Have a look at my blog tomorrow morning – I have the post ready to go, pending photos which I’ll be taking first thing.

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    1. Thank you, Kat! I hope that I do too 🙂 I’ve already finished a shawl that has been a long time coming…it’s taking a bath at this moment. I’m also almost finished with the first glove of a fingerless mitts pattern where I actually knit the fingers and am making flaps too 🙂 Things are definitely coming along!


  4. Hehe how many times do we pack suitcases full of yarn, that we just don’t even get out of the bag! Better to be over prepared than under prepared though, right?! Your new sock is looking great and I’m glad you had what sounds like a really lovely time in Indiana!

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    1. Thank you, Katherine! I saw on IG today that you have that problem too 😀 I always get requests while I’m in Indiana. I think that’s why I never get anything done that I want to. However, it’s definitely better to have it than not and then have nothing to do. Even if there are yarn shops in Indiana 🙂

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