Socks for the family

 

When we were away in the Summer I got started in knitting socks as Christmas gifts for all the members of our family. Warren’s was the first one I worked on and I used one of my favourite basic socks pattern, the Basic Ribbed Socks by Kate Atherley. Because we were away I wanted the project to last so I went for the good old four needles. While in Philadelphia Warren’s mum presented me  with a great book called Toe-up Socks for Every Body by Wendy Johnson. I’ve been toying with the idea of learning the toe-up method for a long time so when back home I jumped right in and knitted the Critter Socks pattern for both Marta and Liliana. For those I used two circular needles and for Marta’s I knitted one sock at a time, but for Liliana I knitted the two together.  I’m very pleased with the socks even though my colour work is pretty poor…  in fact I thought it was quite hard do do it on the two circular needles, in especial to carry the unused yarn on the sides where you change needles, I just couldn’t find a way to give the yarn the slack necessary so if you look carefully you’ll see that it is pulling at the sides. Oh well… I’ll have to try something different next time. I’m sure Marta and Liliana will still enjoy the kitty cats and the socks will keep their toesies warm just as well!

 

 

 

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Quando estávamos viajando durante o verão eu comecei a tricotar meias para dar de presente de Natal para todos os membros da nossa família. A do Warren foi a primeira que fiz, e usei uma das receitas que mais gosto: the Basic Ribbed Socks por Kate Atherley. Porque estávamos viajando e eu queria que o projeto durasse bastante, optei pelas boas e velhas quatro agulhas. Enquanto na Filadélfia a mãe do Warren me presenteou com o livro Toe-up Socks for Every Body por Wendy Johnson. Eu já vinha querendo aprender o método de fazer meias começamdo pelos dedos do pé há um tempão, então assim que chegamos de volta em casa comecei a Critters Socks para Marta e Lili. Para essas eu usei duas agulhas circulares e para a Marta eu fiz uma de cada vez, e para a Lili fiz as duas ao mesmo tempo. As meias ficaram ótimas apesar do trabalho de cores meio capenga. Mas eu tenho certeza que as meninas vão curtir os gatinhos de qualquer maneira e as meias vão esquentar os pezinhos do mesmo jeito!  Eu totalmente aprovei o método. 

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