I finished a pair of work socks for my hubby on the weekend... I make a fair number of socks, they are one of my favorite things to knit, but these socks are different from most socks I knit. Usually, I make fingering weight socks, which take a long time for a large foot like my T has (and you know what they say about big feet -- yep, big ... socks!)
These ones are made of thick, rough and scratchy Briggs and Little Tuffy (and I think they chose the name wisely! LOL!). It knits up very fast because of the size/thickness of the yarn and having fewer stitches around the socks, but it makes my hands hurt, so I can't work on the socks for more than a half hour at a time, then I take a break. Lexa suggested bamboo needles might help, but I haven't made my way to the store to get a set. Soon!
I finished the first pair on Friday or Saturday - they are Cocoa, with Ecru and Red Mix stripes. He loves them, so the ache in my hands is worth it. :) (this is what I got when I asked him to "do something exciting with your feet" ... pretty darned exciting!)
I am currently working on a second pair. These are Greystone (which is actually a blue-green), with stripes on the cuff in Ecru, Cocoa and Greystone.
I sewed a bit today, and will show my results later in the week - I got a super-duper cool new sewing machine, because I was sick of my 25 year old Singer breaking all the time, and let me say, the new Brother is wonderful! I love it, and it is so easy to use :) I should have bought a new one years ago, but I am so glad I waited until now (this has a 1/4 inch foot, a zipper foot, a walking foot, a button sewing foot for sewing buttons on, a button holer and a bunch of swanky stitches that I have still got to figure out -- it is pretty neat, and I have a sore back from sewing all day today!). I will show pictures of my forays into sewing when I next post.(by the way - seriously, Walmart (of the Damned)(*phase courtesy of Marti, thanks ;)) has suddenly gotten rid of their fabric section - WTF?!?! my choices for buying fabric within a 50 km radius has now dropped to 2 stores)
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