well actually, they've been on going but I just haven't been able to show you!!
The fiance had been bugging asking me for a while now to make him some new socks. He had been the recipient of one of the first socks I ever made which was actually from the Holiday Knits book. (I recently resurrected this book from a dark corner of my closet and forgot how charming some of those knits are!) At the time I was all about making sure I had the EXACT type of yarn for the project and remember scouring the internet for Classic Elite Lush! And LUSH it was... angora is SO soft and fuzzy - a lovely yarn to have against ones skin but perhaps not the best for socks when I think back on it - especially for a boy. I mean yes, they will pamper your feet, should you wear them On Occasion. J wore those socks ALL the time around his house and with his favorite Adidas sandals. (You know the ones with the little massage-y bits on the foot??)
I never really did see them though. Then one day he answered his door wearing them and it looked like he had two fluffy bunnies on his feet because the yarn just felted and fluffed EVERYWHERE and in All Directions.
It was a moment of pride and horror. I was SO happy and endeared to know that he wore them so much but at the same time it hurt to see those socks in such a condition. Those socks were abused.
So here we are, J's 2nd pair of socks. I had pulled out some yarn from my stash, Knit Picks Merino Style which I had purchased a LONG time ago for a scarf. Inexpensive, durable wool. Good for a boy. Check!
Thuja is just such a simple and great pattern! A nice seed stitch rib makes a really great masculine sock. I enjoyed making these and actually started them during Socktoberfest! I managed to finish them JUST before we began moving. They're a bit slippery on our new parquet floors but I think J will manage.
next up... more holiday knits!