Cashmere hat knitting Socks

Gift knitting

After several rather gruelling weeks travelling for work and pleasure I have finally had my first weekend at home since mid September. boy, does it feel good.

I allowed myself my last bit of selfish knitting but now the Christmas gift knitting needs to start in earnest.  To be honest the list isn’t too long but if I leave it any later I will run out of time and I am only doing accessories.  I remember one year offering to knit my dad a cardigan.  it was in an aran or chunky but was a bigger project than I anticipated and I had to admit defeat and wrap the pieces up for him, including a sleeve still on the needles.  Never again.

IMG_20181112_102734Socks seem to be the order of the day in my family.  These ones are for my oldest son but I can’t for the life of me remember what the yarn is.  Not to self, when you wind off a hank stick the band in the centre so that you know.  My other son wants a pair of what I call beige, he calls tan, socks.  Who wears that colour anymore?? But I am not going to argue because he is a bit of a fashionista and beige might be a trend I haven’t spotted yet.

IMG_20181112_102611My husband does like a beanie –  Christmas and birthdays always call for a new hat.  He is known for eyeing up my needles if he sees a new design on the go, offering to act as ‘quality control’ so that he do the wearer trials. This yarn seemed to find it’s way into my case while I was on Shetland – it’s just perfect.

IMG_20181112_102645My dear old mum likes to be warm in bed.  At Ally Pally this year Cashmered were selling their yarn half price so I nabbed a few balls.  I did try it out in a hat design but, being a 3-ply, it was a bit floppy for the brim so these are destined to be turned into luxurious bed socks.  The owner of Cashmered is retiring so make sure you get your hands on some stock before it all goes.

There are a couple of other knitworthy people on my list but  I haven’t quite decided what I am making them yet.

I hope you are well into your Christmas making and enjoying the process of knitting a little love in to each stitch.

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