Yesterday, while home sick, I finished the pair of socks I was making for my brother. It's a good thing he doesn't read the blog, so I can freely tell you about them. Note: This is Christmas present number one done!
I've made a Christmas present policy --- If it isn't finished (or damn close to it (like a toe needs to be finished or something)), by December 1st, then it will not be a valid Christmas gift. Period. No Christmas knitting stress. It occurs to me that I may experience some anxiety leading up to Dec. 1st though.
Back to the sock at hand---
Actually, I think he might suspect they're for him. After some debate about the foot being too long on the first one, I had him try it on. Obviously, it was to long which is why I showed you how I shortened it.
Cast on 72 stitches
Needles: 2.75mm Crystal Palace Bamboo dpns. (Warning! 2.75mm needles with a 72 st cast on make for a VERY wide sock!!). I would cast on probably 10 sts fewer in the future for a better fit. My bro doesn't have small feet either.
Yarn: Indigo Moon Superwash Sock in Forest Green. Very squishy. Very Pretty. Very expensive. (Not worth the price in my books. I'd be able to get a skein and a half of STR for the same price.) Don't get me wrong, it's very nice, but very pricey for the variegated. Very pricey.