Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My new winter scarf

I wanted a new winter scarf. And I wanted it to be hand woven, because hand woven scarves are soooo warm and Beautiful! I have a Cricket Weaving loom, so I bought my yarn, Caron Simply Soft in the color Autumn Red and went to work weaving my scarf. It is 6 1/2 inches wide, 74 inches long, the fringe is 7 inches long, making the whole scarf 81 inches long. So very long that I can wrap it around my neck several ways. I just Love it!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Another Mystery Knit Along

The yarn Knit Picks palette, the color French Lavender. The beads pink and gold. My camera photographs the purple a blue color. But it really is very purple.

Friday, December 24, 2010

A new hat for my husband

I knit Thorpe for my husband. I knit the largest size. It fits him perfectly! I did not have any chunky yarn, so I held 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together to knit my hat. It is knit from the top down, and has a crochet border, and braid ties. I Love this hat, and the man that wears it! :) the pattern can be found here

List of the books that I have read this year

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
The Devil's Punchbowl By Greg Iles
The Perfect Woman by James Audrus
The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie
The Moonstone A Romance by Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Killing Room by John Manning
No Name by Wilike Collins
Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins
Taken From Home by Eric Francis
Breathless by Dean Koontz
The Weight of Shadows by Alison Strob
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
The Girl with Thr Dragon Tatto by Stieg Larson
Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larson
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest by Stieg Larson
Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton
Anna Karenina by Leo Telstoy
Lena Rivers by Mary J Holmes
Thje Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Aurthor Conan Doyle
The Abandonded Room by Charles Wadsworth
Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson
Agatha Webb by Anna Green
At One Thirty by Isabel Ostrander
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts
Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell  ( I am reading this book now)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Mystery is solved

I finished the Mystery Kint Along. The pattern is called Duet. It can be found here . I knit with Caron Simply Soft yarn in the color Persimmon. Size 6 needles.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Agatha Webb by Anna Green

Agatha Webb starts out as a Murder Mystery, but ends up being a Love story.
It was a Good mystery I enjoyed it.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Mystery Knit Along

This is part 2 of the Mystery Knit Along. Can you tell what it is yet?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

At One Thirty by Isabel Ostrander

At One Thirty is a mystery in the style of a Sherlock Holmes mystery, but Better. You see the the Investigator Mr Gaunt is blind. And he still solves the mystery in a very interesting way. Read this book it is a Good one!!!

Slipper Socks

Today is the Perfect day to be talking about crocheting slippers. I live in South Dakota, we are having a blizzard today!!! YIKES!!! I do not like blizzards!!! Anyway here in South Dakota in the winter, I wear slippers all the time. So I need lots of them. I knit slippers so very often. But my first love was crochet. I have been crocheting for 29 years. I taught myself to crochet when I was pregnant with my second child. I was passionate about crochet for years. then one day about 7 years ago I taught myself to knit. I put my crochet hooks away, but I didn't forget about them. I pull them out every so often and crochet a doily, or potholders, and slippers. I crochet so very much faster then I knit. Any way I crocheted a pair of slippers for myself, and a pair fro my Granddaughter. I used Red Heart yarn, because it is acrylic and can be washed, and holds up pretty good in a slipper. This pattern calls for 2 strands of yarn held together which makes the slippers nice and warm. The pattern can be found here  They are quick to crochet and easy as ever to crochet. My feet are toasty warm even though we are having a blizzard outside!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

10% discount

Use the coupon code HANDSPUN10 to get a 10% discount on any order in my Etsy shop this month.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart is the funniest mystery that I have ever read! I totally enjoyed this book. I have never read a mystery where I have laughed out loud so very often!! You must read this book. It is a Good One!!!

Seedy Squares Sock designed by Kathleen Taylor

This is an easy pattern to knit. The pattern came from my Favorite sock knitting book The Big Book of Socks written by Kathleen Taylor . The top of the sock features a Picot Hem, it has a Flap and Gusset heel and a seed stitch toe. A great pattern very easy to memorise and to knit. I used Deborah Norville, Serenity Sock yarn, in the color Jasper. I used a size 2 needle.

Mystery Knit Along

I am taking part in a Mystery Knit Along on Ravelry.
This is a pic of Part 1
I am using size 6 knitting needles, and Caron Simply Soft yarn in the color Persimmon.

Tips for Knitting Fair Isle Mittens

Caring for your mittens Hand wash mittens in cool water with gentle wool wash. Do not rub or wring. Squeeze out excess water, then spin in washing machine or roll in towels to remove rest of water. Lay garment flat to dry out of direct sunlight and shape to original measurements.

Knitting Tips

Fair Isle mittens are funtional as well as warm, and beautiful.

Try using wooden needles instead of metal. Wooden needles are less slipery, the wooden needles will grip your stitches better.

You can bind off Fair Isle mittens with a 3 needle bind off from the inside.

The easiest way to knit Fair Isle mittens is to use 4 needles, and devide your stitches evenly onto 4 needles.

Using 5 DPN's will help to avoid ladders.

When choosing colors for your mittens, make sure that there's enough contrast between the background colors and the pattern color so the pattern doesn't get lost.

Carry the strands of unused color loosely in the back of the project.

If you carry the yarn, that is not in use to tightly, you will have puckers.

Loose stitches can be tightened, but it is almost impossible to loosen stitches that are to tight, and they will cause puckering on the right side of your project, and may even affect the fit.

To help you keep your place on the chart, use a magnetic board or a piece of sticky note paper to mark the row you're working, This makes it easier to follow the chart. You can move it up as you finish each row. The reason for placing the marker above the row you are working on, is so that you can see how it fits with with what you have already knit.

You can also make a working copy of your chart and inlarge it, so you can make your own personal notes on the pattern, this will alo help you follow along better.

The key to organizing your yarn, is to keep one ball on your right side, and the other color on your left side. You should hold the main color in which ever hand you feel the most comfortable.

Putting your ball of yarn in a bowl, so that it can roll around in the bowl, may prevent twisting of your yarn.

I like to use a ribbed cuff on my mittens, because the rib is more snug, and very elastic. Your ribbing can be shortened or lengthened, to make the mitten perfect for you.

If your mitten does not fit perfectly, washing and blocking the mitten can change the size. I always block my wool Folk mittens.

Felted wool is warmer, and more water repellent.

Kitchener Stitch I use the Kitchener Stitch to graft the lives stitches together in my Folk Mitten Patterns.

Using the Kitchener Stitch, you will be able to seam the live stitches together invisibly.

You need to make sure that the two pieces you are grafting together have the same number of stitches. Then you will

create a row of stitches with your sewing needle.

1) Draw your yarn through the very first stitch on the front needle as if to purl, and leave it on the needle.

2) Draw your yarn through the first stitch on the back needle as if to knit, and leave it on the needle.

These first 2 steps are only done once.

3) Pull the yarn through the first stitch on the front needle, as if to knit, and slip it off of the end of the needle.

4) Pull the yarn through the next stitch on the front needle as if to purl and leave the stitch on the needle.

5) Pull the yarn through the first stitch on the back needle as if to purl, and slip it off of the needle.

6) Pull the yarn through the second stitch on the back needle as if to knit, and leave this stitch on the needle.

Repeat rows 3 through 6 until you have all of your stitches grafted together. Then weave in your yarn ends on the inside of your mitten.

Just remember Knit, Purl, Purl, Knit while grafting the stitches on your mitten, and you will have a beautifully finished mitten.

Blocking Folk Mittens

Either water or steam is used in the blocking process. Once your mitten is completed, the blocking is done. Blocking will help adjust, and reshape both the length and width of your mitten. Both of your mittens should be identical. Blocking will ensure proper size and fit of your mitten.

Your mitten can be dunked in cool water until completely saturated before shaping. Steam can also be used by pinning the mitten to the correct measurements, then using a steam iron held above the mitten to steam it into shape. Don't let the iron touch your mitten because the natural fibers can be scorched, and man made fibers will be ruined.

Which ever method you decide to use, it is important that the mitten should dry completely.

After blocking your mitten it should still have texture, and life. It should not be blocked to the point where the stitches are lifeless and flat.

Friday, December 3, 2010

10% discount

Use the coupon code HANDSPUN10 to get a 10% discount on any order in my Etsy shop this month.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lena Rivers by Mary J Holmes

Lena Rivers is very much a Cinderella like story. An easy, delightful read. I enjoyed the book.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Aurthur Conan Doyle

I have always enjoyed reading of Sherlock Holmes Adventures. Sherlock is a detective, he uses his logical reasoning, and many disguises to solves his many cases. This book is a collection of 12 of his Adventures. I enjoyed this book so very much. If you like Sherlock Holmes. You must read this book.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Giant Cookie

I bought Big Top silicone cookie bakeware. My Granddaughter and I baked a Big Cookie today. We Love this bakeware!!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Squash Muffins

I added butterscotch chips, and nuts to my muffins. This recipe made 23 muffins for me.


3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup milk

1 cup pureed cooked winter squash

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

2 eggs, lightly beaten


1.In a large bowl, combine first six ingredients; mix well. In a separate bowl, combine milk, squash, butter and eggs; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups about two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-22 minutes.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Abandoned Room by Charles Wadsworth Camp

This book is full of history, mystery and secrets. A Great Who done it. Read it!!!! you will enjoy it!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson

This is the first book that I have read written by Diane Mott Davidson.
The whole time I was reading the book, I was thinking this is Not Realistic!!
The book at the end was not wrapped up well.
I had a feeling she just ended the book.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Written by a 90 year old

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio ..

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come...

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton

I enjoyed this book very much. It is a quick read. The author keeps your interest throughout the whole book.

She makes you suspicious of every new character introduced into the book. Kelly is an accountant, her Aunt is murdered and she

doesn't think that man that has been arrested for the crime is the killer. She along with the friends she meets at House of Lambspun

yarn shop help her fine the real killer. If you enjoy knitting and mystery you will enjoy this book.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Caramel Rolls

I added nuts to my Caramel Rolls  


1/4 c. melted butter

1/4 c. brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 loaf frozen bread dough


1/2 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. butter

1 tbsp. light corn syrup

In saucepan, mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1 tablespoon corn syrup. Heat slowly, stirring often. Pour into 8"x8"x2" baking pan.

Roll out dough on floured cloth to an 8"x10" rectangle. On top of dough, place 1/4 cup melted butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Roll up. Cut into about 2" slices. Place cut side down, over caramel mixture. Cover; let rise until double. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. Cool 2 to 3 minutes. Invert on a cookie sheet.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

a new hat for Cale

I used size 4 needles, and knit the smallest size. But the hat is still a little big for Cale. I think that I should shorten the tassels to. The pattern for this little hat can be found here


"In through the front door, Once around the back, Peek through the window, And off jumps Jack."

Saturday, October 23, 2010


My son went hunting today. He got some pheasants, and a rabbit. Way to go Dillon!!!

French Silk Fudge

My Granddaughter wanted to make some fudge for her Daddy as a gift. So we spent the morning making French Silk Fudge!! YUM!!!!!!
This recipe is a little tricky. We did the microwave method to make this fudge. It says to cook the fudge in the microwave for 3 minutes. Take it out stir it and cook again on high for 3 minutes. You have to watch it really, really close when you microwave it for the second 3 minutes, so that it does nor bubble up over the sides of your bowl. The recipe says use a large bowl. That is very important use the largest bowl that will fit into your microwave, because the sugar and milk does bubble up a lot!!

French Silk Fudge

2 cups powdered sugar

2/3 cups cream or 1 small can (5 fl. oz.) evaporated milk

1/4 cup butter

3 cups (18 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 cups miniature marshmallows

2 tablespoons vanilla

1 cup chopped nuts

Microwave Directions:

1. In large glass bowl, combine sugar and milk.

2. Microwave on full power for 3 minutes; remove and stir.

3. Return and cook an additional 3 minutes on full power.

4. Add butter, marshmallows, chocolate and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in nuts.

5. Pour into a buttered 8" x 11" pan.

6. Chill and cut into small pieces. Makes 2 pounds.

Conventional Method:

1. Combine powdered sugar and milk in a heavy bottom pan.

2. Stir constantly and bring to a boil. Boil for 1-1/2 minutes.

3. Stir in butter, marshmallows, chocolate chips and vanilla. Mix well. Stir

in nuts.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Anna is married to a man that she does not Love, but she has a son with him that she adores!!! But I wonder did she really Love her son more then herself? Because she sacrificed her relationship with her son, so that she could have a young lover. She lives in Russia during the 19th century, a very rich,  beautiful women, and that thinks she can have any man that she wants. I think that she is a very conceited and selfish women. She has a daughter with her young lover, that she pays very little attention to. Her daughter is being raised by a nurse, that lives in the home with her, and her lover. Any way in the end of the book she throws herself under a train and dies. Her husband keeps her son, and takes her daughter because she has his name. Her young lover is devastated and goes off to war. Another love story in this book is between Levin and Kitty. Their story is very different from Anna's. This is a very long book. 995 pages. But I enjoyed the book very much.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hand woven scarf

I absolutely LOVE weaving. I have found that I can knit every single day, but it seems that I only weave in the Fall and Winter.

I guess that I am to busy outside reading and sunbathing in the summer to take time out for weaving. I made this had woven scarf for a friend.

It is 6 inches wide and 88 inches long. I made it very long so she can wrap it around her neck and head in many ways. It is sure to keep

her neck warm this winter. We have very COLD, and SNOWY winters in South Dakota.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnamon Glaze

1 loaf of frozen white or sweet bread dough, thawed

1/4 c. melted butter or margarine

1/2 c. sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 c. finely chopped nuts, if desired

Let dough rise till doubled in size. Roll out on floured surface to an 18x10 inch rectangle. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Brush dough with half the butter; sprinkle with half the cinnamon sugar mixture and all the nuts. Cut in half lengthwise to make two 5x18 inch rectangles. Roll up each. Cut each strip into 20 pieces.

Place cut side down, in well greased 9x13 ich or 10x15 inch pan. Brush with remaining butter; then sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar. Cover; let rise in warm place until double in size, 30 to 60 minutes. Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from pan immediately. Frost warm rolls with icing.
Cinnamon Glaze
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons buttermilk

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010


All because two people fell in Love.

And two hearts became connected.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rum Cake

This Rum Cake recipe was given to me by my Very Dear Knitting Friend MaryJane.


1 cup chopped pecans

1 pkg french vanilla instant pudding

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup oil

1 pkg yellow cake mix

1/2 cup dark run

4 eggs

sprinkle chopped pecans on bottom of a greased bunt or tube pan.

Mix together cake mix, pudding, water, oil and rum.

Beat in eggs one at a time. Pour into pan and bake for 1 hour at 325.

let cool (about 20 minutes is enough)

sauce: 1 stick margarine or butter

1 cup sugar ( I use dark brown sugar)

1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup rum ( I use 1/2 cup of rum)

boil ingredients together in a sauce pan. Pour over cake while

it is still in the pan… it will soak into the cake ( I use a long tined fork

to poke holes all over the cake top and as much of the sides as I can).

Let it cool completely in the pan before removing.

I quite often bake this cake at night and let it soak all night long.

It really is a favorite with this family. I even catch folks having it for breakfast.

the alcohol is all cooked off but it sure tastes wonderful and rich.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Turquoise Beaded Lucet Necklace Giveaway Winner

Thanks everyone for entering my Giveaway. The winner of this necklace giveaway is Arceli Long, form Fort Worth , TX.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Turquoise Beaded Lucet Necklace Giveaway

I handmade this Beautiful Turquoise Beaded Necklace with a Lucet.

A Lucet is a tool used in cord making. this tool dates back to Viking and Medieval periods.

A lucet cord is square, strong, and slightly springy.

the cord is formed by making a series of loops.

Measures 19 inches long.
This Necklace sparkles, and shines !!

I am giving away this Necklace. If you would like to win this Necklace, the rules are very simple.
Stop by my etsy shop HandSpun by Mona.

Look at the items in my shop, and tell me what is your favorite item in my shop.

Just leave a comment on my blog, with your name that links to somewhere that I can contact you.

The giveaway starts today Sept 15th, and ends Sept 22

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hunting hat

My son likes to hunt pheasants, and ducks. He needed a new hunting cap this year. So I knit him an orange hat for hunting. I used Red Heart yarn in the color Pumpkin. The perfect color for hunters. They need to be seen by other hunters, that is why they wear the orange. This is a simple 2 x 2 rib hat. I know that he will love the hat.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Cale James today

He is lots of dark hair, and his eyes are as dark as his hair.
He is Adorable!!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cale James

My new Grandson was born today!!!!!!
He is 8 lbs 14 oz, and he is 21 inches long!!!
He is a BIG boy!!!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Two Hour Toe Up Slippers

My toes are nice and cozy this morning. This is a great little slipper pattern. It really does knit up in about 2 hours. They are knit from the toe up on DPN. The pattern calls for size 10 DPN. I didn't have size 10 needles, so I used 10 1/2. they worked out just fine. I made them in the medium size. I knit them with Charisma yarn, it is 100% acrylic. I use acrylic because I like to be able to wash and wear my slippers, this is a bulky yarn, the color is called Bouquet. I like the colorway of this yarn, but it only showed up on one slipper, so my slippers are not twins. But the are still very cute, and very soft. The pattern for these slippers can be found here

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest by Stieg Larson

I found the first part of this book kind of slow and boring, and wasn't sure that I would finish the book. But I did finish, and am glad that I did. Everything was tied up together nicely. I read that last 200 pages of the book today and found it very fast paced and exciting.

10 Reasons To buy Lots of Yarn

10 Reasons to Buy Lots of Yarn

1. It insulates the cupboard where it is kept.

2. It keeps the economy moving. It is my patriotic duty to support wool

farmers, textile mills, and yarn shops.

3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.

4. I'm participating in a contest - the one who dies with the most yarn


5. It keeps without refrigeration, you don't have to cook it to enjoy it,

you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose or walk it.

6. Because I'm worth it.

7. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously unprotected spaces in the

house, like the ironing board, the laundry basket, the dining room


8. It's not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves, ratifies the

soul, and makes me feel good.

9. Because it is on sale. Because that is such a beautiful colour... I've

never seen it before... I must have it.

10. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your

shopping expeditions.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Quick and Easy Self Frosted Cake


1 pkg. banana quick bread

1 (16 oz.) can undrained fruit cocktail

1 egg

1/2 c. chopped walnuts (or pecans)

1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/3 c. packed brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour an 8-inch square or 11x7 inch pan.

Combine quick bread, egg, and fruit cocktail until well mixed using a wooden spoon.

Pour into cake pan.

In a separate bowl combine nuts, chocolate chips and brown sugar; sprinkle on top.

Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Serve warm or cool. Delicious

with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Morning Glories

My husband has a Green thumg. Our Morning Glories are so very beautiful!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2 x 2 Ribbed Hat

I knit a simple 2 x 2 ribbed hat for my Granddaughter in her school colors. I used size 8 needles. I also used acrylic yarn so that the hat would be washable for her!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Gilly Socks

I had to look back in my blog to see the last time I had posted a finished knitting project. It was July 14th!!! that is  a LONG time between FO's. But it has been a busy month for me I guess. On top of that I got a reader and have been reading my head off, so knitting got put on the back burner. Especially on Sunny days. Because my very favorite thing in the world to do is lay out in the Sun and read!!! I have had a Great Summer of reading.
Any way on to the knitting. I finished the Gilly Socks. I knit them top down on DPN. The pattern has instructions for magic loop if you like to knit that way. But I still prefer DPN. Any way is it an easy, fun to knit pattern. That turns into a great sock. I think that I will give these socks as a gift. I am not sure who is getting them yet. But I am going to save them until the time is right. I used Bernat Sox yarn , the colors in the yarn are pink, blue, yellow, and green!
The pattern for these socks can be found here