Here are the finished Log Cabin Socks I gave Peter for Christmas.
These were so quick to knit and he seems to really like them. Wears them all the time. He's even hinting that he'd like another pair.
These were knit with 2 skeins of Cascade Pastaza color 066. I changed them at little bit. I added an extra row into the cables just because the tightness of the cables was hurting my hands. Also, right after I turned the heel I found I had to decrease a lot more than the pattern called for to get the sock to fit right and the same at the toe, I had to decrease more than the pattern wanted to get a nice shape.
In further news, I've decided it's finally time to put myself on a yarn diet.
I, Ms. Knittypants, do solemnly swear not to buy yarn until the end of April.
I'm thinking I have enough yarn to keep myself busy for several years, but I'm not going for torture here, just a little bit of self-discipline. Honestly, I can't imagine completely cutting myself off from stash purchases, I really love yarn, but I'm worried that I'm becoming a spendthrift. And since one of my goals for this year, is to really think before I spend money and since yarn shopping is an area of my life where I rarely think before purchasing, this should be a good exercise for me.
A couple of loopholes. I'm getting my last skein of yarn for the Sweet Sheep Self-Striping Club in February. Obviously, that doesn't count. Neither does the Christmas yarn that is making it's way to me even as I type.
Also, I may purchase yarn for another pair of socks for Peter. I'd like to make him some out of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted or Dream in Color Classy. A nice soft pair of socks that won't take forever to knit up.
I was going to try and find more loopholes, but really, I'd better not.
Deep breath... of course I can make it till April, it's not like I'm addicted or anything.