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Archive for January 2nd, 2012

Cozy New Year!

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

It’s chilly and quiet after the holidays here at Casa de ColorJoy. This is good for my work, as knitting and baking both fit well. I’m knitting a deadline at present, but I thought I’d show you this year’s bulky slipper footies.

I used an afterthought heel structure with stripes. I love the bulls eye look afterthought heels give.

Once more, I had a little bit of purple yarn and a little of Turquoise… not enough for a full pair. It ended up more fun that way! I embroidered the fronts of the socks, too.

Every year I make one pair of these for myself. I wear them in the house, over my handknit socks made of finer yarns. These will wear thin as the winter ends, but that will keep my wear-them-in-public socks in good shape.

Wishing you abundance, contentment and community today and all year long. I appreciate you.

(Sock details for knitters: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky in Aztec Turquoise and Amethyst, toe from my First-Time Toe-Up Socks pattern. Crystal Heel (afterthought with a unique shape) based on the class I taught at Sock Summit this past August. Socks I’ve designed with this basic shape include Hot Waves from the book Joy of Socks, and Summer Striped Socklet. (Link to book is to Schuler Books, a fine Michigan retailer which has treated me well but which does not pay me.)