Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Countdown to Christmas!

There is no way I'm finishing my Christmas socks before Christmas, but I've made some scant progress. I am not good at working on holiday projects after said holiday, so these might end up in hibernation soon. But for now, here's about half of a Skew sock in the 'Mery Mery' (yes, that is how it is spelled on the label) color way of Wisdom Yarns Marathon Socks North Pole. Looks like all the colors in this line have been discontinued, and it says "Merry Merry" as the colorway on the site, but that sho ain't what it says on my ball band.. Kinda skritchy because of the metallic filament, but cute colors. This pattern is super strange, and the sock looks super long on the foot part, and I have short feet, but it seems to fit ok so far.

Next up, the project I've been spending all my free time on, and I have a slight possibility of getting this finished by Christmas. It's kind of turning into a true advent calendar with me trying to stitch one square per day. So with today being December 18th, I will be working on the 18th square. Kinda neat. I think I will eventually make it into a pillow with a Christmasy calico cloth as the backing. This is last year's Kawaii Winter Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. If anyone cares for details, I am using DMC flosses and cashel linen in natural.

Yay for a little progress and Happy Wednesday to all.


Evelyn Hender said...

Love the sock yarn but the advent calendar is amazing!

joolee said...

Thanks Evelyn! I loved this pattern so much (and all their other patterns) that when I saw it, I came out of a 20-year cross stitch hiatus! :)

Hope I can crank it out before Christmas so it doesn't end up tossed in the closet for a year.

Caffeine Girl said...

That sock is darned cute! Skew is a bit intimidating, I think, but yours looks great.

Good luck with the advent calendar. It is beautiful.

joolee said...

Thanks so much! I have definitely been intimidated to try Skew for a long while - mostly because I was afraid that it wouldn't fit. I have very short feet. It looks like it's going to work out though!

I already finished half of today's advent calendar square - yay! And I have a whole day of work being super dead to finish it up :)

Lisa Clarke said...

Love that sock! I wish I had the patience to knit with sock yarn - it comes in so many nifty self-striping colorways!

joolee said...

I love sock yarn, but I usually don't go for self-striping, because I'm not a big fan of plan jane socks. The self-striping and crazy patterns don't usually go well together :(

But Skew is a little offbeat and not super plain, and also looks great with stripes - so yay!