We went to Cincinnati this weekend to visit and celebrate my nieces Birthday. It was very cold for this time of the year. I finished my nieces socks while we were there. I didn't start them until Thursday night so I knit on them right in front of her Friday and some on Saturday, but she is so used to seeing me knit she didn't even pay attention to what I was working on. That whole hiding them in plain sight really does work. I forgot to take my camera along, so I had her send a picture to me so I could post them. They are just some Plain Jane ankle socks, 64 stitches knit in Regia Cotton Surf on size 1 circs. I also gave her an I- tunes card and a puzzle of Captn' Jack Sparrow. She and DD1 had that put together in no time at all.
And since I had empty needles, after I finished those, I cast on another pair. Karen has the new More Sensational Knitted Socks. I started the Scroll Lace socks with some Blackberry Ridge Fingering wt I have had for awhile. It is the Tropical Fish colorway. What an easy pattern to remember and really a pretty quick knit.
Karen got her socks and they fit, I am so glad. And to show you just really what a slacker sister I am .... I took yarn over for her to wind for me. Now, I have to tell you, I have a ball winder and swift, I just hate to drag it all out. She tells me all the time she likes to wind yarn, so I thought this would make her happy ... right? Well I left it at her house on Friday night when we left for the Hotel hoping the winding fairy would appear throughout the night, but it was still in the bag in hanks when we returned the next morning. But later in the afternoon the winding fairy wound all this for me. Lorna's and Koigu, all in beautiful little cakes. I mentioned that I should have brought more later when we were talking and she told me I was on my own. ....Maybe she doesn't like winding yarn as much as I thought.
Happy Knitting all!