Christmas gift knitting begins
I haven't been able to get a picture of the shawl in-action, or Aftur (which I actually wore today, since it got cooler). So here's something I started this week (excuse the blurry picture, hopefully I can get a shot with better lighting later):
It is the Horcrux socks, from the Yahoo Group Six Sock Knitalong. I just joined this group, it's pretty cool. They have a pattern every other month to knit. This one is a fun knit, it's complicated enough to be interesting, but is good for mindless knitting as well. The Elfine socks require more concentration.
The yarn is Lion Brand Magic Stripes. It normally wants to be knit at a bigger gauge, but I used smaller needles and forced it to work. Once again, I think the lightning bolts would stand out in a less busy yarn, but all the sock yarn I have is the busy kind. That should be fixed soon, more on that later.
The socks are intended for my sister, I think she will like the colours.