Proud member of the Knitterpudlians, a small but mighty group!
First off in this post I'll catch up on a couple of things I don't think I ever posted. First was from early in the month, the Oldest One (navy jacket, playing the trumpet) marched in his first parade with the band. This was the Fire Prevention Parade.
I whipped up a pair of vanilla socks for the Oldest One. These are standard old 60 stitch vanillas on 2.75mm needles, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts. I did an eye of partridge heel with three garter stitches on either side, I find it gives a neater gusset pick up. The yarn is Patons Kroy FX in copper colors. Ravelry details here.
...buy sock yarn, that is. I have enough sock yarn to knit probably 40 pairs of socks or so, and I really don't need any more. However, when I saw these socks in one of the new Kroy colorways I knew I had to have it. I had seen this yarn in the store that now sells yarn in town, and I thought it was pretty, but it wasn't til I saw it knit up that I knew I needed a pair.
I tried a new hat pattern after seeing the one that Nova Knitter made. I usually make Marsan Watchcaps (and to be honest they are still my preference). This one isn't too bad, though, and will be a nice change when I've made too many of the other ones. These three were all made with Kertzer Northern Accent in smokey grey, infinity, and aran fleck. The first one is for the Oldest One's homeroom teacher for Christmas (first time one of the boys has had a man for homeroom teacher), the blue one is for step-FIL for Christmas, and the other one is for our hat drawer at home. Ravelry details here. (And I did them a little differently. Changes on my Ravelry project page.)