Last minute knit gifts

I decided that my mom needed a handknit item for Christmas so I cast on a pair of socks using the Duet yarn in Cowgirl I bought from The Loopy Ewe just for such an occasion.

I am 2 rows away from being done with the short row heel. Then on to the solid stockinette foot and pink wedge toes! I am so happy with how this yarn is knitting up! It’s striping fantastically!

I cast on 66 sts using size 1 dpn’s. Worked 2″ in 1×3 twisted rib then switched to size 2 dpn’s and stockinette. Simple as that! I left 11 sts unworked on the short row heel. I used the wrapped stitch short row heel from More Sensational Knitted Socks. It’s a nice sturdy short row heel.

Tracy & I did our final Christmas shopping last night and I found mom the greatest spur key fob from Brighton.

She will love it being such a horse fanatic!

I also overloaded on Monogram mugs from Anthropologie for all the kids teachers & aides.

With a few bags of tea and possibly some swizzle sticks or honey sticks they will be all set! One of the best things about Anthropologie is that you get a fantastic gift box with tissue, ribbons & bows. Every year the ribbons & tissue are different. I will post once they are all packaged with pictures.

I love the Holidays!