Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two to give and One to finish

Oh, woe is me! 
My coffee maker died last night...RIP my faithful servant.
A replacement will be acquired once the kiddos are taken to school.
Now, on to 2 more for the HHGL*:
A couple of pairs of simple, but cozy gift socks...


56 stitch basic stockinette
size:  women's med
yarn:  Patons Kroy Socks Stripes, color #55301 Sultana Stripes
2 skeins:  50g/166yds
needles:  size 3.25mm dpn's


48 stitch stockinette socks with a twisted rib cuff
size:  women's sm/med
yarn:  Patons Kroy Socks FX, color #57242 Clover Colors
2 skeins:  50g/166yds
needles:  size 3.25mm dpn's


Found 9 matching buttons in my stash...to sew in the project from last week.
Hopefully I get around to it today :)
After coffee...


HHGL*:  Handmade Holiday Gift List

30 comments:

KarenV said...

Gorgeous socks! I really like the first pair. I've been having the urge to knit my second pair of socks and these are great inspiration - thanks :)

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely socks.

Joy said...

The socks are wonderful! Starting the morning without coffee...I don't know if I could do it. Happy Day!

Jan said...

Staci, you are so talented with those yarns and needles...those are VERY pretty sox!!!

I couldn't have found the keyboard without my coffee....LOL

Annie said...

No coffee maker! A disaster! At least I'm only 2 blocks from a Starbucks in case that happens to me.

Lovely socks. I sure wish I could whip those up the way you do!

Sally said...

I pretty much take my first sip of coffee before my eyes are open. No coffee, no bueno! Love the Clover Colors. Might have to see about getting some yarn in that colorway. Every time I see it I love it all over again. All your work is perfection, as always, and such an inspiration!

Deb said...

I just love your socks! They look so hard to make!

UGH, on the no coffee. I'd go crazy if coffee wasn't waiting for me in the morning!

valerie said...

Great Socks Staci! I am curious about the magenta piece. The color and the buttons are fantastic!

Julianne said...

Staci,

Beautiful knitting!

We've had the same coffee maker for over 18 years! I don't know if it will ever break. It gets used every morning.

Beth said...

What pretty socks, I see that 56 stitch pattern used a lot, is it a free pattern someplace? I love knitting socks and I would like to try that pattern.

Bekca said...

Those socks look very snuggly, perfect for the winter weather. Can't wait to see what the final pic turns into. Best wishes.

Kathy A. said...

Pretty, pretty socks and warm too!

Elisa said...

Super Duper Socks...fab colours xx

Mary said...

I just love your blog! Your work is awesome! I've seen so many socks on here that you've knit and I really want to try a pair. I can do basic knitting and very basic pattern reading, but don't know if I can do it or not. Can't wait to see what the buttons are for...

Michele said...

Oh I hate when a coffee pot gives up the ghost .. especially with no warning! I hope you found a lovely replacement :)

love all the knitting!

Elaine said...

Great socks Staci and oh my what is that purply pretty your teasing us with...lol! Hugs.

JelliDonut said...

Nice socks! You had the perfect buttons already in your stash? How cool is that?!?

Roberta said...

Staci you are lightening needles - you can really knit up projects so quickly. Love the sock, sweaters and scarf - everything is lovely.

Hope you have a new coffee pot!! cannot see how one can live without coffee!!

natalie said...

Staci, these are such gorgeous socks! And the blue scarf in the previous post is simply divine. Your recipients are very lucky! Wonderful work!

Julie said...

Gorgeous socks, recipients will love them

Hope you got your new coffee maker!

Berit said...

How did I manage to miss these recent posts!? Everything is looking good for your HHGL! :D

LOVE the socks, especially that second pair. I am all about handmade soaps right now, and I bet your recipients will be too once they unwrap those nice sets.

Your blog is looking beautiful for the holidays with the Christmas Theme and all those beautiful seasonal finishes!

Siobhan said...

Lovely socks! YGG! I hope you're faring okay without the coffe machine. Yikes.

Virginia said...

Oh no! That sucks about the coffee maker. I gave up on mine (kept killing them, oops) and switched to a melita filter holder to make single cups. Also, an electric kettle, which is just about the best thing in the whole entire world.

Jackie said...

I really like your socks! I need to get a pair on the needles as it's been a while.

Denise said...

So how'd the buttons do on your project? This knitting thing is SOO beyond me. Your work is beautiful.

Smiles - Denise

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Staci, what great handmade gifts you have been finishing. I follow you from post to post and everything is just beautiful. There will be a lot of happy recipients.

Kathy said...

love the patons FX, must ask for some from Santa

WendyJo said...

Socks are absolutely fabulous!

I hope you have a new coffee maker now :)

Oiyi said...

The socks are beautiful! Those are going to make wonderful gifts.

Mounette said...

Superbes chaussettes, bravo