Last year I decided that I needed a pair of Christmas socks to celebrate my favourite holiday. Since I had very specific image for these socks I decided to dye the yarn myself.
I measured out the yarn to the appropriate length to make it self-striping, then dyed part of it red, part green and speckled the white sections to look like candy sprinkles. I love these socks and they will take a really long time to wear out since I only wear them during December!
My family laughed at me when I lay on my back and stretched my legs up in the air in front of the tree but it is a great shot :)
This year I wanted to make another pair of Christmas socks. Luckily I had recently acquired some STR in Jingle Bell Rock in a Ravelry swap. Like the previous year, I cast on these socks in early December and rationed out the knitting because it made me so happy to work on them. Christmas socks definitely help put me in the holiday spirit.
I used the Marigold pattern because the purl rows reminded me of garlands. I can't tell you how delighted I was that this yarn didn't pool.
Here are the socks posed in front of Pete's parents' Christmas tree (I did get a few strange looks from his dad as I prepared for the photo but he didn't say anything)
Without flash the socks are blurry but you can see the pretty tree
I'd heard of people running out of yarn with STR but I had tons left over. I'd seen some beautiful ornaments on Everwhelming Liz's blog and I thought this would be the perfect use for my yarn (I still have tons left).
A sweet little ornament on my beautiful tree
This was such a quick knit; I did it in a few hours. My family were all so impressed with it that I think I need to make 6 more for next year. I might work on my embroidery skills so that everyone will know which stocking is theirs.