Saturday, September 29, 2012

Coffee Beans

This week sort of slipped away from me. It went from busy to busier and all of a sudden, it's Saturday. I sort of forgot to blog but I have been working on some things.

I'm making some decent progress on a few projects but I'm really excited about these.

These are the Cool Beans socks. I'm knitting them as a Christmas gift for my lovely mother. They're coffee beans and I think they're so cute.

I'm using a skein of Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Kindling for the brown and a skein of some random hot pink fingering weight yarn for the pink. My mom's favorite color is fuschia so I think these will be lovely because she loves coffee too!

For colorwork they're going very quickly too. I'm a little farther than these pictures show. I have 5 beans down the leg so far and the pattern calls for 6. I was considering stopping at 5 but I'm concerned that they will be too short as they're just barely 5 inches and so, I think I will continue and knit one more bean before I continue with the heel flap and heel. I really like the way they look so far and I'm enjoying knitting them though.

It's always lovely to be a little ahead of the game on Christmas knitting and to be knitting for someone you know will appreciate their gift.

2 comments:

collegeknitting said...

They're adorable! You have one lucky mother.

JennaKate said...

So gorgeous! Nice work!