Christmas Gifts in the Making

in #handcrafts2 months ago


I’m starting my knitting projects late for the Christmas, but I’m a pretty fast knitter if I prioritise it. I do prefer to make one piece fast anyways because then I don’t have to count as much and I remember what I did on the matching piece.

This particular pair of wool socks is for my dad. I saw this simple looking and fun spruce pattern on Pinterest and I wanted to try it out because it would be a new skill for me, and very fitting for dad. I don’t know what the technigue is even called but I wanted to try and figure it out. Turns out it’s not as simple as it looks. For a good hour I tried different things and scoured the internet in search of instructions for this technigue but I just couldn’t get it right.

I finally gave up and bought the original pattern from Etsy. After reading it I saw there was no way I would have figured it all out on my own. I’d say it was a good 5 euros spend cause now I know how to do this and I can use the skill to develop my own patterns with it. Everything is easy when you know how to do it.

I’ve been knitting for almost 20 years but I’m still learning new stuff all the time. I love it. Never gets boring unless I myself decide to always do the same thing.



Uiiii such a lovely pattern!!! I love to knit, but I am neither good in sock knitting nor in lace... so much to learn for me. I love that you used a dark green for the spruce, this is so fitting. The socks will be a wonderful gift.
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So nice to have you here :-)

Oawww thank you very much! I’m happy you found me, I never know what tag to use when showing any of my crafts. I’ll most definitely join the community and try to make a proper knitting post there at some point.

I am horrible at documenting my knitworks, or any crafts really, which makes no sense because I try to make the best possible photographs about everything else. I do a lot of knitting but the only documents of my works are shitty phone pictures, I really need to change that 😅

It is also lovely to have found you (honestly @crocheille found you :-D) I love every form of knitting and crochet (and lately sewing) So no fear to post something you might find „not good enough“. Everybody who has enthusiasm for yarn and needle is welcomed, no need for polished photos or words.
And which tags ... this question I still have sometimes. But feel free to look at the other needlework post in the community, there you can see a wide range of tags which work.