Monday, 30 January 2012

Spooky Friday

On a Friday not so long ago a friend of mine threw a housewarming party. In stead of bringing her something traditional, I decided to knit something. The idea was to give her something cosy to wear when she's just chilling at home. The result was a pair of socks I call "Spooky Friday" -socks (and I really think the cute and funny ghosts somehow suits her personality).

This was a perfect project for a housewarming gift. It's a personal gift, fun and fast to make and it also helped me getting rid of some leftover yarns that have been hanging around ever since I made the cabled socks last winter.

Pattern: basic socks, but I found the spooky pattern in the new Sukkalehti by Novita (Villit Kirjoneulesukat)
Yarn: Gjestal Janne
Needles: 3 mm

I also made a garter stitch heel to make the socks even more special. Plus, it was nice to try a new way to knit the heel. I have to admit that I liked these funny, yet cosy sock so much I was thinking about making another pair just for me. But we'll see. I have some other projects in mind as well that I'd like to do first.