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My Christmas Socks…

…are done.  That’s all that matters.  ;op

CSM Socks: Christmas 2009 Lorna's Laces "Sugarplum"

Project: 3×1 Ribbed CSM socks

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Sugarplum (the limited edition Jimmy Beans Wool color)

Needles: 72 stitch cylinder

Time to knit: Two hours.  hehehe  ;o)

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My current gift sock progress:

Progress ...

There are five socks there.  I’m not sure how many I need to make yet, maybe another two pair?  (yes, I need to vacuum.  I’ll do it on Saturday.  Okay maybe I’ll put the Roomba in there later, this is kind of embarrassing.)

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I wasn’t as prolific…

…this past weekend but what I did make on the CSM is still pretty cool:

CSM Fingerless Mitts

Fingerless mitts.  How cool is that?!  Last week I found the pattern here (you have to email and ask for it) and finally had time to sit and play on Saturday.  FOUR. HOURS. (and one severe temper tantrum) later, I had these.  They’re warm and squishy an have 10% cashmere and I love them.

Yarn:  Hand Maiden Casbah (holy heart attack batman, I thought for sure that my machine would eat it just because it has cashmere in it); Colorway ‘Seastorm’

Gauge:  uhm…the middle line on the machine using the 54 needle cylinder.  I finished the thumb by transferring the stitches to a size 1 needle, knitting four rows of 1×1 rib, cast off and stitched the thumb together with the tail.  I also transferred the top stitches to a size 1 needle and cast off that way.  I could have cast off with the waste still attached with no transfer but I didn’t want to have to learn something else new, my brain couldn’t handle it at that point.  ;op

In other NaKniSweMo news…St. Patrick did some major damage to my hands last night so he’s on time out.  I think I have to try to do something a little less cable-y for this month’s challenge so I’m doing some quick thinking and stash diving.  I still have 20 days so I’m not worried, the sweater I’m going to make is knit on 8s which is bigger gauge than my Olympic Sweater that I finished in 16 days AND that one had a hood.

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