I'm not much of a shopper and for most of my Christmas purchases I have "let my fingers do the walking". I am, however, really having fun wearing my new holiday Chucks.
So far I've resisted adding jingle bells like I always used to do in high school (since I'm all so much more mature, you know).
This pair of socks I finished back in the summer especially for my holiday shoes.
Pattern: Roza's Socks by Grumperina
Interweave KNITS, Spring 2007
Yarn: Crystal Palace Panda Wool, color #4108 vine green, 2 balls
46% bamboo, 43% wool, 11% nylon
Needles: Size 1 bamboo dpns
This sock is knit with only 60 stitches. On size 1 needles as written, I was a bit afraid at first reading that it wouldn't fit my 'sturdy' legs, but reading the Haphazard Knitter's account and seeing - or rather shamelessly copying - hers made me decide to give it a try. Like she said, the brioche stitch rib makes a very stretchy and comfortable sock.
The two-row pattern makes this sock a perfect travel project, too. I think I might one day try it again in a yarn without the bamboo content.