|opal slipper socks|
all my sisters know how to knit, but Barb is really too busy with sewing for her family to get stuck into a project. i thought it would be nice to knit her something and found a pattern for some vintage style slipper socks. it's not too warm at night yet to wear some while snuggled on the couch reading a book, Barb's other hobby. i found some yarn in my stash that was the perfect combination of her favourite colours of blue, teal and purple and cast on straight away, and actually finished a pair of socks!
i really like how this pattern is made like a traditional sock; with a turned heel and picked up stitches it makes for a comfortable fit that follows the foot's contours well. i had to wrestle these from Abby when i showed her, as not surprisingly they are in her favourite colours as well! guess what's on her birthday list for December?